Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Food Pantry

Welcome to Salem Food Pantry!

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)


Tuesday 9am-12noon
Wednesday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-12noon


Salem Food Pantry
1145 DeKalb Avenue
Mary Ann Best, Director


Northern Illinois Food Bank

  • Who We Are
  • Where we are:
  • When & whom we serve:
  • What we provide:
  • Pantry Postings
  • For Volunteers
We are volunteers with a mission to serve all of our neighbors struggling to feed themselves and their families.
We are located in Salem Lutheran Church at 1145 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore, IL – across the street from Culver’s Restaurant. Drive around the building; our entrance is in the back parking lot by the playground. Click here for directions.

With a valid DeKalb County address (one proof of address e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, lease agreement) and a simple request for food, we are open to the public 3 days each week:

Salem Food Pantry asks nothing of its clients, and gratefully serves any and all of its neighbors struggling with food insecurity regardless of race, religion, disability, or any other personal or demographic characteristic or status. Period.

People are invited to visit us once each month and will find a variety of food, personal care, and other items.

Our first priority is to provide both perishable and non-perishable food across all meals and food groups.

Because government assistance is limited to food, and because personal care is vital to individual dignity, we are the designated paper products ministry of LOVE, Inc. in DeKalb County providing a variety of paper and personal care items as available.

To care for the whole family, we strive to offer special items as available such as children’s books, small toys & games, and social service referral information.

Summary Table of Supplies Provided, Salem Food Pantry


2 bags of groceries

1 bag of bread and pastry

3-4 frozen meat items

Produce as available


1 bag of personal hygiene & paper items as available:

toilet paper; paper towels; dish soap; laundry soap; bath soap; deodorant; razors; shampoo; feminine hygiene products; oral hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes (both both children and adults), and dental floss


Children’s books: new and used donations from members, local schools, and even Barnes & Noble!

Winter hats & scarves

Social services general information: fliers for dental & medical help, tax assistance, local meal services & pantries, social support groups, etc.

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