Our Story

HCS Family Services is committed to solving hunger in southeast DuPage County.

Vision: To ensure everlasting stability and security for our neighbors in need.
Mission:  HCS Family Services is dedicated to strengthening our community by reducing hunger and promoting self-sufficiency.

HCS Family Services is a community leader in feeding hungry people and helping low-income families in southeast DuPage County gain self-sufficiency.  HCS Family Service provides nutritious food to more than 21,000 hungry people annually – including the one in five children who face hunger in our community –through our food pantry and mobile pantry distributions.
HCS Family Services offers families in need a variety of nutritious foods – including fresh milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables, meat and packaged goods. HCS Family Services provides vital referrals to struggling families for the housing,utility and transportation services they need to maintain and gain self-sufficiency.
HCS Family Services has a long history of helping neighbors in need in the greater
Hinsdale community. The nonprofit was founded in 1937, near the end of the Great
Depression, to help out -of-work families in Hinsdale High School District 86 and
adjacent areas with necessities, such as food and utilities.
Recognizing that children are one of our most vulnerable populations –one in five children in our area don’t have enough to eat – HCS Family Services opened asecond food pantry in November 2016 at Anne M. Jeans Elementary School to help better serve children and families in need in our southeast service area.
Hunger is real in our hometowns and it affects men, women and children of all ages and
backgrounds.
Our hungry neighbors include about 200 residents from the 60521 zip code, as well
as low-income families from Downers Grove to Countryside, from Oak Brook to
Willowbrook. Data indicates that 500,000 more meals are needed annually to meet the needs of
hungry residents in our service area.
Your support helps HCS Family Services provide the nutritious food and resources that
our hungry neighbors need to maintain self-sufficiency. As a 501(c)3 charity, we rely on public and private donations. We invite the public to get involved with HCS Family Services through volunteering,financial gifts and food donations.