About Us

Our Mission

Nourish. Connect. Thrive.

West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) creates opportunities for our neighbors to thrive by providing nourishing food and access to supportive resources. 

Serving over 110,000 individuals in FY2023, 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.

Together with our community of supporters, partners, and volunteers, we are a place of nourishment and stability that our neighbors can count on. 

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


adults over 65 15%, Adults 53%, children 32%
Total Individuals Served*
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Adults over 65

*Over 110,000 individuals in FY23


A History of Helping Hands

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.

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
Atom Banana
Caputo’s – Hanover Park
Costco – Oak Brook
Costco – Ogden
Home Juice
Sunterra Chicago
Imperfect Foods
Jewel – Darien
Jewel – Downers Grove
Jewel – Woodridge
Pete’s Fresh Market
Target – Willowbrook
Target – Woodridge
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