The first Sunday of every month at Trinity is anti-hunger Sunday, a good day to bring non-perishable food and household items for Niles Food Pantry in Niles, IL.  Offerings for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal are also collected. Anti-hunger offerings are welcome anytime, but they are emphasized on the first Sunday of each month.

Groceries go into the blue barrel located in the narthex (the area outside of the sanctuary). Cash donations placed in a marked envelope and checks to “ELCA World Hunger Appeal” can be put into the offering plate.


  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Canned meats
  • Boxed products like macaroni & cheese
  • Pasta, any kind & shape
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Instant breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby food
  • Personal hygiene products for men, women, kids
  • Canned or dry milk
  • Tuna
  • Cake mixes
  • Rice
  • Cereals, hot & cold
  • Peanut butter
  • Paper products

The collected groceries are delivered once each month. They also make deliveries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation.

Once delivered to Elijah’s Pantry, the groceries are selected and distributed to about 150 low-income families who live in the Logan Square area of Chicago.