Our Story

In the beginning

In the fall of 2008, the Taylor family of Sugar Grove spearheaded a collection campaign known as Fill Your Door Step in order to help community members struggling with the turbulent economy. Overwhelming community response illustrated that there was enough support for a larger and more regular service, and the Between Friends Sugar Grove Food Pantry was born. 


Jim Michels, the founder, president and CEO of Engineering Enterprises Inc in Sugar Grove, generously provided the space for us to operate and with the support of the current leadership we continue to occupy the building to this day. 

Our Logo

Our logo, which includes a fish (favorite hobby) and a cardinal (favorite baseball team), honors the lives of two young area residents who lost their lives in a heartbreaking automobile accident as the original Fill Your Doorstep campaign was drawing to a close. With it, we honor the spirit of friendship that the two shared. 


Contact Us

Executive Director - Shari Frieders

Email: director@sugargrovefoodpantry.org

Phone: (630) 327-6600

Operations Manager - Julie Walker

Email: juliered@mchsi.com

Phone: (630) 999-4000

Food Pantry Location

52 Wheeler Rd. Sugar Grove

Mailing address

P.O. Box 509, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

©2018 by Sugar Grove Food Pantry

Hours of Operation

Weekly: Thursdays

5:30PM - 7:00PM

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