#DMGCares Week of Service

DuPage Med­ical Group: Social Impact

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) has always been com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ties we call home through vol­un­teer ser­vice and char­i­ta­ble giv­ing. Found­ed in 2010, the DMG Char­i­ta­ble Fund has grant­ed over $3.5 mil­lion to 135 non­prof­it part­ners with a focus on food inse­cu­ri­ty, hous­ing and sup­port ser­vices, and com­mu­ni­ty health and well­ness. In addi­tion, our physi­cians and asso­ciates are active­ly involved in vol­un­teer­ing with non­prof­it part­ners across our ser­vice areas.

#DMG­Cares Week of Service

This year, DMG is launch­ing our first-ever #DMG­Cares Week of Ser­vice in con­junc­tion with Nation­al Vol­un­teer Week from April 18 – 24, 2021. The goal of #DMG­Cares is to work togeth­er to fight food inse­cu­ri­ty in the com­mu­ni­ties where we live and work. 

As part of the Week of Ser­vice, DMG physi­cians and asso­ciates will par­tic­i­pate in vol­un­teer ser­vice oppor­tu­ni­ties at five non­prof­it part­ners locat­ed across our ser­vice areas. In addi­tion, we will con­duct an orga­ni­za­tion-wide food dri­ve to col­lect nutri­tious food for neigh­bors in need.

The Need: Local Food Insecurity

In Octo­ber 2020, Feed­ing Amer­i­ca assessed food inse­cu­ri­ty for North­ern Illi­nois Food Bank’s ser­vice area and report­ed that food inse­cu­ri­ty rates in North­ern Illi­nois have increased from 7% to a pro­ject­ed 11% over­all (up to one in nine peo­ple) as a result of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. For chil­dren, food inse­cu­ri­ty rates have increased from 9% to 18% (one in six children).

Please Join Us!

Please con­sid­er sup­port­ing the #DMG­Cares Week of Ser­vice non­prof­it part­ners list­ed below that are on the front­lines of the fight against local food inse­cu­ri­ty. Togeth­er, we can make a difference!