Get Help

If you are in need of food during these difficult times, medical assistance, baby food and diapers, housing, or even pet food the Empower Boone Food Pantry is here to help you.

Every week throughout the year, we provide Food distribution every Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
* Please bring your photo ID and proof of county residency.

Twice each month we also serve as the only distribution center in Boone County for the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s “My Pantry Express”. My Pantry Express online grocery distributions are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month only. Click on the link below for additional information on distribution in your area for online resource for groceries when needed.

We are currently operating under a drive-through service model. Please arrive with an empty trunk and we will greet you while you stay in your vehicle. Food will be loaded into your trunk.

Our primary focus is on residents of Boone County however the need to provide our services has grown. Today we also have a significant number of neighbors from Winnebago and McHenry counties, we welcome all neighbors.

If you have any questions, please call us or use our Email form below and one of our team members will contact you. You can reach us at: 815-569-1571 or Email:

We are located in Capron Illinois at 200 S. 5th Street. Park in the spaces by the pantry or on a side street.