Sharing food and hope with our neighbors

in proud partnership

Serving thousands of local families, one Saturday morning at a time

Guests can expect to find a wide selection of fresh and shelf-stable items to keep their kitchens stocked, as well as herbs and veggies harvested weekly from our farm. The vibe is welcoming, the volunteers are friendly, and the coffee and doughnuts are in no short supply. ¡Hablamos español también!

We love to connect with our pantry guests to find out how else The Hope Center can make a difference in their lives. Serving people is our privilege!


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What to expect

The Hope Center food pantry is open Saturdays at The Hope Collective located at 23153 West Miller Road in Lake Zurich. Doors open at 8 AM., shopping starts at 9 AM. Guests are greeted and given a number reflecting their place in line. Identification is required.

Our food selection changes from week to week but generally includes meat, dairy, bread, produce, snacks, canned goods, pet food, and cereal. Feminine hygiene products are also available. Diapers are distributed the fourth Saturday of every month to guests who register. Volunteers are on hand to help shoppers and load groceries into vehicles.


Many hands make light work, right? Well HOPEgrocery is a busy and growing operation, and we can use all the hands we can get! We’d love for you to join us on Fridays from 8 to 9:30 AM to help sort deliveries and set up the groceries. Additional help is needed on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11 AM to sort final deliveries as well as greet and assist guests.

we need you!