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Our Story

In the fall of 2008, the Taylor family of Sugar Grove spearheaded a collection campaign that came to be known as “Fill Your Doorstep” 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, founder, President and CEO of Engineering Enterprises Inc. generously offered space for our food pantry and with their support and partnership we have been serving the community from the same space for almost 14 years.

Our original logo included a fish and a cardinal in honor 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. The fish and cardinal represented each boy’s favorite hobby and favorite baseball team. Although our logo has changed, we continue to honor the spirit of friendship that the two shared through our service and commitment to those in our community that need a little help from friends. 

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