Now Open

The Spartan Food Pantry is open every other Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the school district warehouse located at 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore, IL. The food pantry is open to families of Sycamore School District students only and Photo ID is required. We are a choice pantry, meaning families can choose what they would like, how much they would like, and can omit certain items.

How Can I support the pantry

Cash Donations

The Spartan Food Pantry is supported by the generous donations of Sycamore CUSD #427 teachers and staff, community sponsors, and individuals. Through the Illinois Food Bank, your monetary donations are amplified to provide even more food at lower costs. Contributions are tax-deductible and a contribution form can be obtained by emailing


From unloading food and stocking shelves to providing a smiling face to those in need, our volunteers are what make the Spartan Food Pantry an inviting and supportive place for the families we serve. If you or an organization you represent would like to volunteer for one of our shifts, click the link below to sign up.

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Other Needs

Beyond pure financial needs and volunteers, there are additional items that come up through the course of the year that we've identified as additional needs to support our organization. If your organization is looking for sponsorship opportunities or you have an idea or item that you believe would support our mission, please reach out to us. We also maintain an Amazon wishlist of specific items we are in need of:

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Meeting a need

“People need food year-round. Hunger and the need for food doesn’t stop when school isn’t in session. The food pantry will help empower students and families within the district. They won’t be hungry, they’ll have nutritious and delicious foods.”

Atlee Mathews
Founder, Social Worker

Our district’s mission this year is #Empowering2Succeed. The Spartan Food Pantry is a way to carry out that mission so that our students can be successful not only in education and learning, but also throughout their life.

Kristina Crawford
West Elementary Principal