About Us

Our Mission

Nourish. Connect. Thrive.

The West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) offers food and resources to empower people to improve their quality of life.

Serving over 110,000 individuals in 2023, WSCP is integral to helping people in DuPage and Will Counties receive the nutrition they need to lead full lives. We work to break down barriers to food assistance, implement new services to best help people in our community, encourage volunteerism, and educate about existing needs.

After finding and fostering families and individuals who need care, we can also refer resources to ease and eliminate the circumstances that led customers to seek emergency aid.

Together, we can realize our vision of a community without hunger.

Our Impact

Here’s WHAT we served in FY2023

2.8 Million Pounds of Food including:

Fresh Produce

Non-perishable Foods



Frozen Meat 

Bread & Baked Goods


Total Individuals Served*
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Seniors

*65,208 customers served in FY2022


A History of Helping Hands

It begins with a need, and a need to help.

In 1970, Roger and Barbara Schmith transformed a small pantry in the closet of a local church into a community supported organization.

As it gained support, grew in size, and finally earned 501(c)(3) status as the Woodridge Community Pantry in 1992, so too did the recognition of the need across the surrounding counties. In 2010, we became the West Suburban Community Food Pantry to serve all of DuPage County, and we now offer aid to Will County too.

Many things have changed in 50 years, from instituting school breakfast programs, to partnering with organizations who offer classes but, one thing has stayed the same: no one is turned away. For we’re all just a crisis away from the same circumstance.


The People
Behind the Pantry
It takes many amazing people for continued success and support. Meet our staff, board of directors, and advisory committee, each of whom keep WSCP vibrant and vital.
Partners & Supporters
No one does anything alone. We depend on the donations of our sponsors, partners, and private citizens. Whenever someone is down, there’s a hand to pull them up.

Food Rescue Partners

Aldi – Bolingbrook
Aldi – Darien
Aldi – Westmont
Amazon Fresh
Caputo’s – Hanover Park
Costco – Oak Brook
Costco – Ogden
Home Juice
Imperfect Foods
Jewel – Darien
Jewel – Downers Grove
Jewel – Woodridge
Pete’s Fresh Market
Target – Willowbrook
Target – Woodridge
Website Development