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, 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.