People Lending Assistance Network


Hunger Statistics in Lake County

  • 49,000 people in Lake County live below the poverty line.
  • 1 out of 10 Illinois residents do not have regular access to enough safe, nutritious food for
    an active and healthy life.
  • 33% of the members of households served by PLAN are children under 18 years old.
  • 38% of households served by PLAN include at least 1 employed adult.
  • 7% served by PLAN Food Pantry are homeless.
  • Each $1 donated to PLAN purchases 9lbs of food through the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

What does One dollar purchase in food for the pantry?!

  • One dollar will purchase about 9lbs. of food for the pantry!
  • Through our affiliates, PLAN is able to purchase food for the needy at very low prices!

Facts about PLAN

  • 30 tons: Canned goods required monthly
  • 16 tons: Current shortfall monthly
  • 8,000: Area households served last year alone
  • 1: Person in most households served is employed but struggles to meet family needs
  • $4: The amount of canned goods we can purchase from the Northern Illinois Food
    Bank for each $1 contributed to PLAN
  • $20,000: Our monthly operating needs

food for donations

This pallet of food was purchased for $250!