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Women of Impact


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


Margaret Mead

We are building a team of women committed to making a difference locally for the 11,000+ individuals in NW DuPage County served by our pantries each year.  Our goal is to build our group to 100 or more area women with a passion for feeding our local neighbors in need!

The commitment is to fund at least one project per year ($100 per project) and to recruit one new member to each meeting.  Members will be presented with 2 - 3 projects per year in total (projects could be funding food for our pantries or small capital needs like shelving and refrigerators).


To join our membership, contact Heather@NeighborhoodFP.org or make your donation here:  





*Lilly Aguilar, President/Owner, Solutions Cleaning Services
*Beth Baskiewicz
*Irma Bates, Co-Owner & Vice President, Montenegro, Inc.
 Lori Belha
*Kathie Bender
*Carol Bergmann
*Jan Breyne, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Kim Brondyke
*Deb Cartwright
*Pam Conn, Owner, Joe Cotton Ford
*Kelly Cummings, Senior IP & Legal Counsel, Akzo Nobel
*Tammy Durante, eSBe Designs
*Heather Eberle
 Kelly Ercoli
*Antonette Favia
*Melissa Ferguson, Alderman, City of West Chicago
 Karma Forrestal
*Samantha Frangella, State Farm Insurance
*Rebecca Giannelli
*Barb Goetzke
*Sue Hallen, IP Management Solutions Manager, IBM
 Jackie Hayden, Trustee, Wayne Township & Owner, Delta Insurance Advisors
*Kathy Hummel
*Miriam Iwrey, Chief Executive Officer, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
*Leeandra Jaeger
*Julia Jones, Northern Illinois Food Bank
*Heather Kash, Development Director, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Marita Klamp, Community Relations, Belmont Village Senior Living
*Pam Lansford, Secretary, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Mary Beth Larson, Chief Financial Officer, Cornerstone Foodservice Group
 Cynthia Laughlin
 Sharon Lilek
*Karen Lombardo
*Carroll Madison
*Maria Malachowski, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Marina Mattingly, Owner, Restoration Coalition
*Jennifer Mensching
*Aida Modugno
*Laura Needs, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
 Martha Neville, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Carla Parch
 Tamra Perto
*Carol Platt, Site Coordinator, Lutheran Church of the Master,  Neighborhood Food Pantries
 Sue Robinson, Teacher, St. Isidore School
*Christine Ruffino, Dynamic Professional Women's Network
Alison Thomson
Pat Von Laven
*Kimberly Walker
*Joan Wanat
 Susan Westgate, Library Director, Carol Stream Public Library
*Margaret Wiermanski
*Michele Zygmunt

Anonymous members x1

* indicates Inaugural Members as of May 14, 2019


Projects funded by this group:
- Food purchases for the month of June, 2019 (when donations to our pantries typically slow down) for all pantries
- Milk purchases for families with children for the month of October, 2019 for all our pantries
- Raised $9,400 for food purchases during COVID-19 crises, including $5,200 donated by members and a donation matched from four local Rotary Clubs (Carol Stream, West Chicago, Villa Park and Lombard at $1,000 each).

UPCOMING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Stay tuned!

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