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 70,000 pounds of food were served by REACH to families in need in DuPage County during 2013. Over 50 volunteers serve approximately 150 hours each month.