Get Involved


How to Volunteer 


Join the fight against hunger! Barb Food Mart could not operate without our dedicated volunteers. Each distribution day requires 10-15 volunteers and there are jobs to suit all abilities. 

Tuesday and Wednesday morning shifts  9:30-11:00

  • Box packing

  • Youth over age 8 with an adult welcome.

Thursday morning shift 8:30-10:30

  • Unloading the delivery truck and sorting produce

  • Adults only please.

Thursday afternoon shift 4:00-6:00pm

  • Drive Thru Pantry

  • Adults only please. 

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Barb Food Mart wants to thank the many individuals who have given so generously over the past year — DeKalb staff, teachers, students and parents, community members, and religious and civic organizations.  Thank you to the companies, foundations, and agencies who have provided much needed funding through grants, some set up to respond to the needs of social service agencies during the pandemic.

When you donate to Barb Food Mart, your gift greatly benefits the families who turn to the pantry for help. Every week, we distribute food to more than 180 families. Whether you are making a monetary donation, donating food or other items, or volunteering your time, know that your generosity has an immediate impact on people in our community. 


How to Make a Contribution

The donate button is the fastest and easiest way to donate. Using a secure link, the button is a quick and safe way to make a contribution to the pantry with a credit card.


Checks and cash are always welcome. Make your check payable to Barb Food Mart and mail to:

Barb Food Mart

Chesebro Elementary

900 E Garden

DeKalb, IL 60115