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Our Story

The passion for creating a beloved community through REACH began in 2001 with Rev James Miller, Pastor of DuPage AME Church, and a small group of volunteers. They provided support to the most vulnerable members of our community through food assistance. Over the years, the passion, resources and volunteers associated with REACH have grown and have once included job services, diversity education and economic empowerment.

REACH was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 entity in 2006 and operates with the assistance of volunteers. REACH now serves 180 families monthly, delivers food to those sick and shut-in, and serves as one of several emergency pantries in DuPage County. Over 57,400 pounds of food have been served by REACH to 1,300 families in DuPage and other neighboring counties in 2018. Forty volunteers serve approximately 160 hours each month.

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Mission:  Support individuals and families in need of independence through education, counseling, personal development and mentoring.

Our Vision: REACH will serve individuals and families throughout DuPage County in areas of need. REACH endeavors to enhance the quality of life for its participants through the Food Pantry, clothing and housing initiatives, economic conferences, and programs. Additional initiatives will be under taken based on community needs and the availability of resources to support them.

REACH serves individuals and families to help them meet their basic needs and remain independent. Our services include food assistance, active education, diversity training, counseling, personal development, and mentoring.

A Letter from the Board

As the board of REACH, we are pleased to welcome you to our website. Our mission is to support our community by assisting those in need. Currently, our primary focus is providing aid to combat food insecurity through our food distribution program. Participants in our program receive monthly assistance to help alleviate food insecurity. Our goal is to enhance this program by implementing the client choice program at a future date. This new model will allow clients to shop in our food pantry, similar to a grocery store, providing greater convenience, reducing waste, and improving client satisfaction. We encourage your engagement with our agency and are happy to assist you with any needs. If you would like to contribute your talents or make a monetary donation to support our food program at REACH, please visit our donation page or contact our board at board@reachcommunityservices.com.