The “Meals of Hope” Holiday Food Drive for the Northern Illinois Food Bank Ice House Mall. Meals of Hope Food Drive is asking for donations of boxed and canned goods for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, that helps feed families throughout northern Illinois. Please give as generously to provide meals to hungry families. Collections begin Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, December 27. Customers can bring boxed and canned goods to donate when shopping, dining or visiting Santa. Donation boxes will be located throughout the mall. For more information please call 847-381-6661.