Our Mission

Bear Family Restaurants is continually blessed to be working with such an amazing crew! We are proud of them and everything they have done to keep all of our families and our communities safe.

Every year we challenge our entire organization to donate 1,000 hours of their time to help out local charities throughout Chicagoland.  We are so excited to announce that we have reached and already have begun to surpass our goal! 

We are so proud of our family members for joining in and helping with this amazing accomplishment! 

If you want to join in, volunteer with us in the future, and be part of a great family while furthering your career, make sure you click on “Join Our Family” at the top, and start working toward your future, today!

Gratitude for BFR,

Food for Greater Elgin has been delighted to partner with Bear Family Restaurants in providing food to people who are food insecure. Staff from the restaurants have helped with our distributions of food, packing boxes, and being a volunteer presence at special events. It is good to have friends who will be there when we need help, and the Bear Family Restaurants have worked hard to be such friends for FFGE.

Thank you!

Dr. Michael H. Montgomery, Interim Executive Director

Community – $38,531


Boy and Girls Scouts

Boys & Girls Club

Park Distrcits

Windy City Bulls

Teen Center

Education – $3,400


Essential Workers – $4,400



Healthcare Workers

Nonprofit Organizations – $10,810

Food For Greater Elgin

Senior Services

Knights of Columbus

Salvation Army


Gigis Playhouse


Women & Children Shelters

Be Our Guest Coupons – $17,115