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Volunteering Group


Our advisory council is a volunteer group formed to provide support to our board and staff, providing leadership and assistance with fundraising, gathering advice on specific programs and projects.

Current Members:

Andrew Bergmann

Thrivent Financial

Tony Colantoni

SGC Consulting Group

Bob Dieckmann

St. Michaels United Church of Christ

Barbara Dieckmann

St. Michaels United Church of Christ

Rick Geiser 

Village of Carol Stream Trustee/WGN Radio/Zanies Comedy Club

Sue Hallen


Miriam Iwrey 

Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

Barb Laimins 

Civic Mentor Liaison/Retired High School Educator

Michael Mann

Pastor, St. Andrew UMC

Debbie Marsico



What is the commitment?

  • Advocate for/raise awareness of Neighborhood Food Pantries in the community with businesses, community and municipal groups, schools and potential individual donors

  • Provide sponsorship and/or identify donors and sponsors for events hosted by NFP, such as our annual 5K & HarvestFest dinner/auction

  • Drive participation in/attendance at NFP events

  • Attend quarterly meetings (in person or electronically)

  • Identify candidates for NFP Advisory Council, NFP Board of Directors and NFP Board Teams (Communication, Development or Program) 


Interested in getting involved?  Contact our Vice Chair, Jan Breyne, at to learn more.

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