Food Pantries

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Food Pantries

Chicago Food Pantries

Hanover Township - Elgin Office

One American Way
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-8329

Services

The Hanover Township's Elgin Office provides Cook County Elgin residents with easy access to township programs and services *The Welfare Department is on site on Mondays to provide access to local, state and federal welfare programs, including LIHEAP. *On Tuesdays a community health nurse provides health screenings and events. *Tuesday and Wednesday evenings Youth and Family Services provides a therapist to see families *Tuesday evening there is tutoring for children *On Wednesday, senior services staff help with social service needs In addition, Senior activities are offered throughout the week *On Fridays the Assessor is in and anyone can walk in to talk about their tax assessment * Food is available on an emergency basis only during the week for Cook County Elgin residents For specific information on all services and to make appointments, please call the departments directly - see Contacts tab for all numbers Also available: voter registration and notary public Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Cook County Elgin residents.

Documents

Call each main department to make an appointment directly to make an appointment at the Elgin office with Welfare, Senior, Youth and Family and Community Health Departments. Assessor available for walk ins.

Hours

Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Tuesdays: Youth and Family Services counseling: 4:30 pm-9:00 pm; Tutoring 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Food for Greater Elgin

1553 Commerce Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 931-9330

Services

Food for Greater Elgin is a collaborative non-profit organization formed to address hunger in the greater Elgin community Food for Greater Elgin is a client choice food pantry, so individuals can choose the food and household items they most enjoy Households in Elgin and South Elgin are eligible for food pick-up one time each month. Please bring your own bags. Website information in Spanish

Eligibility

Elgin and South Elgin residents only.

Documents

At each visit, bring two identification documents: 1. Drivers license, state ID or other personal identification, 2. a current utility bill (or lease) with your current address. Also bring your own shopping bags.

Hours

6:00 pm-8:00 pm Monday,
9:00 am-11:00 am Tuesday,
11:00 am-1:00 pm Wednesday,
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Thursday,
9:00 am-11:00 am Saturday. Closed Friday and Sunday.

Community Crisis Center - Economic Crisis Services

PO Box 1390
Elgin, IL 60121
(847) 697-2380

Services

The Community Crisis Center (CCC) provides comprehensive emergency services to individuals and families dealing with economic problems due to job loss, foreclosure, medical emergency or other increases in financial responsibilities leading to crisis. The program provides case management, personal and financial counseling, and emergency food Rent assistance, utility assistance and transportation help is also provided when funds are available. **Emergency shelter and case management for women and their children dealing with homelessness are also available.

Eligibility

Economic crisis help available to men and women and families facing homelessness or other financial crises

Documents

Call the Hotline to discuss your needs or to make an appointment.

Hours

Hotline: 24 hours 7 days per week; Office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Centro de Informacion

28 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-9050

Services

Centro de Informacion serves the Hispanic/Latino community providing: bilingual advocacy, information and referral; community education; emergency food assistance; youth and family counseling; employment assistance, including job fairs; public benefits assistance, including applying for IRS tax payer ID's and All Kids health insurance; document translations; citizenship application assistance; immigration benefits assistance, and parenting skills classes. Also provides - without appointment -access to office services - paper copies and faxes - and notary public services. Please note: Immigration and counseling services are offered only at the Elgin Office. Assistance for developing applications for Food stamps Services are provided in Spanish.

Eligibility

Services available to residents of Elgin, South Elgin, Hanover Township and Carpentersville/Dundee areas.

Documents

Call for appointment for counseling, immigration and naturalization assistance. No appointment needed for outreach, information and referral, and for notary.

Hours

Elgin: 9:00 am-8:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm Friday. Call other offices for hours.

All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry

256 East Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-2329

Services

All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry distributes food solely to Elgin residents People can receive food six times from January 1 - December 31 People requesting food must have a referral Referrals are given at the Community Crisis Center or at the Public Aid office, or by church pastors, nurses, schools and other agencies.

Eligibility

Elgin residents only, ID and referral required

Documents

Contact the Community Crisis Center or the Public Aid office or another agency for a referral to this pantry.

Hours

9:30 am-11:30 am Monday-Friday

Geneva Township - General and Emergency Assistance

400 Wheeler Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-3607

Services

Geneva Township General and Emergency Assistance is available for those who do not qualify for state assistance programs. This agency will pay vendor costs, rent, utilities, food, and some medical costs, as well as provide vouchers Emergency assistance can be provided once every year.

Eligibility

Based on family or individual qualifications. Must be a Geneva Township resident.

Documents

Please call to schedule an appointment or to obtain an application.

Hours

8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Fox Valley Hispanic SDA Pantry

505 E. New York St.
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 898-0410

Services

The Fox Valley Hispanic SDA Pantry is a ministry of the Fox Valley Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church The pantry provides food on Wednesday evenings.

Hours

6:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday

Bountiful Blessing Food Pantry

901 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 820-0002

Services

Bountiful Blessing Food Pantry is a client-choice food pantry The first 50 families are served and may come for food one time per month. The clothing closet is available every other month.

Eligibility

Kane County Residents are eligible and must provide proof of current address and picture ID.

Hours

Food Pantry: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Saturday; Families may come once per month for food and use the clothes closet once every other month.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc.

659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-2127

Services

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry provides food assistance for those in the community who do not get adequate nutrition. Food is available to those eligible once per week. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. The food pantry office and distribution center is located in the Hesed House building, but is a separate organization. **Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Food provided to residents of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and DeKalb counties.

Documents

Bring photo ID each visit. For the first visit, also bring a piece of mail (e.g., utility bill) showing your address.

Hours

11:00 am-2:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday

UMMA Center

221 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 336-6136

Services

Recently moved from 130 Washington to 221 Washington The Mission of the UMMA Center is to empower the lives of underprivileged individuals in Lake County by providing educational support and community resources. The UMMA Center believes that Lake County will be strengthened by the growth that education, hope and purpose bring to those seeking to enrich their lives with opportunities

AKA: formerly know as: Urban Muslim Minority Alliance
Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry; Education - Adult; Financial Management, Counseling & Resources;

Eligibility

UMMA does not turn anyone away. Our clients are low-income, Lake County residents

Documents

Please bring a valid ID with you to receive food from the food pantry. UMMA does not turn anyone away, but if you own an ID, you must bring one with you.

Hours

UMMA Center M-F: 9-8 PM, Food pantry: Tu/Th: 12:30-5:30 PM

Saint Anastasia - Food Pantry

624 Douglas Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-2875

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

Mount Moriah Christian Center

524 10th Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-5683

Services

The congregation has a program called Angel Food Ministries For $30, Angel Food shoppers, regardless of income, can buy what they would pay $65 for at a grocery store To call about the Angel program, please call on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

Holy Family Food Pantry

912 8th Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-2112

Services

Provides food monthly to individuals/families You can apply for the LINK Card at this location You can also apply for food stamps/LINK Card on line at www.dhs.state.il.us Click on the LINK Card apply on line box.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

Eligibility

All residents of Lake County Illinois

Documents

Basic human needs information

Hours

10-1pm on Tues and Wed

Community Action Partnership of Lake County - Food Pantry

574 McAlister Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 249-4330

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Hunger/hungry;

AKA: CAP; C.A.P.

Christian Outreach Of Lutherans

127 W Water St
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-1340

Services

The mission of Christian Outreach of Lutherans is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.

Established in 1987, the COOL Transitional Housing program is a self-sufficiency program for homeless children and their parent(s).  They offer single-family units rather than a group shelter setting, enabling us to assist families headed by single fathers, single mothers, intact families, and multi-generational families.  The program offers two phases, allowing families up to 24 months to make the transition to permanent housing and stability.Program:COOL Food PantryBudget: $258,940Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Established in 1983, the COOL Food Pantry is a free-food pantry providing ftheir days of emergency groceries to Lake County, IL residents with proper identification.  Guests may request assistance once per month.  The pantry has locations in Waukegan and Ingleside.

Morning Star Mission Ministries

350 E Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5780

Services

Non-Denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. They do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

6 month homeless recovery program for men.Program:East Side CafeBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: Serve three meals a day Monday through Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Served over 135,000 meals.Program:Drop In CenterBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: A day drop in center that allows guests to access computers to find jobs and housing. Each guest must meet with a casemanager for evaluation. It also allows guest to have a safe place to stay during the day.Program:Family ShelterBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: Motel style rooms available for families who find themselves homeless and are wishing to make a new start. Each room has three beds abd are connecting to allow for a larger family to stay together.Program:Hope HouseBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: 3/4 house for men graduating for the 180 club program. The participants must have a job and pay a minimal rent. They are required to attend weekly support groups and church. They are still casemanged but on a monthly basis instead of daily or weekly. The participants are re-evaluated every six months to see if another six months is needed or desired.

Warren Township

17801 West Washington Street
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 244-1101

Services

Keyword: Township Offices; Emergency Assistance; Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Hunger/hungry; Transportation - Paratransit - Dial-A-Ride; Transportation - Senior Citizens - Dial-A-Ride; Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

Gurnee Community Church

4555 Old Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 336-2392

FISH Food Pantry

150 South Kennedy Drive, Room 15A
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 428-4357

Services

FISH Food Pantry provides perishable foods, including meat, eggs, and produce for those who are in need and can show proof of residence in Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee and Gilberts The pantry does not serve or deliver food Visitors can get food once a month Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Services are restricted to residents of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee and Gilberts who show proof of address.

Documents

Please call for more information. Must provide a utility bill that shows home address and a photo ID.

Hours

9:30 am-11:30 am Monday & Friday; 9:30 am-11:30 am and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Cary Grove Food Pantry

8901 South Cary Algonquin Road
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 516-3602

Services

Cary Grove Food Pantry provides non-perishable and frozen food, to persons with a state ID or utility bill to show residency Residents can receive food one time per month There are no income requirements If a non-english speaker requests services, that person will need to bring their own interpreter.

Eligibility

Open to residents of Cary and Fox River Grove.

Documents

Come to pantry with state photo Id or utility bill showing residence.

Hours

4:00 pm-6:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday (Please do not arrive before 3:15); 8:30 am-10:30 am 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays each month

P.L.A.N. (People Lending Assistance Network)

1892 Nicole Avenue
Round Lake, IL 60073
(847) 302-9904

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

AKA: PLAN

Hours

Monday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Avon Township

423 East Washington Street
Round Lake, IL 60073
(847) 546-1446

Services

We provide emergency food vouchers to persons in need of assistance who have applied for Public Aid, Social Security or unemployment We offer general assistance, assessors services and the highway department RTA passes are available to seniors and people with disabilities We provide Dial-A-Ride passes to seniors (60 and older) There is voter's registration and absentee voting We also provide a food pantry to those Avon Township residents who are in need.

Keyword: Township Offices; Emergency Assistance; Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Senior Citizens - Services; Hunger/hungry; Transportation - Paratransit - Dial-A-Ride; Transportation - Senior Citizens - Dial-A-Ride; Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

Eligibility

Transportation for disabled and over 65.

Zion Township / General Assistance

1015 27th Street
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-2811

Services

General Assistance is a program that provides vouchers to assist adults with limited resources to achieve self-sufficiency. Eligible clients receive a $250 monthly in-Kind benefit that is applied toward basic living expenses.

Eligibility

Zion Township Resident
18 years of age or older
Do not receive or qualify for cash assistance from any other governmental agency (i.e. SSI, Veteran's Assistance-including gift cards, TANF)
Have little to no income
Actively seeking employment
Disabled and pending a social security disability determination
Do not have a class 1 or class X felony for drugs

Additional Eligibility Conditions:
If one voluntary left a job without due cause or were terminated for misconduct, you must wait 30 days after termination to apply
If one is not a United States citizen, one must be a permanent resident by law and have resided in this country for five years to be eligible

Documents

Call for a 15 min. intake

Hours

M, T, Th., F. - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
W - 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. daily

Zion Bible Church

2627 Emmaus Avenue
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-3542

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

Church of Joy

1312 27th Street
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 731-2117

Services

Resource Guide/Keyword: faith based; congregation; food pantries;

Abiding Love Ministries

Christian Assembly of God
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-3541

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Emergency Food; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry; Food Pantries; Food Pantry

Christian Community Action Of Porter County, Inc.

2001 N Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 548-2379

Services

Christian Community Action (CCA), founded in 1964, provides a safe haven for individuals and families to build solid foundations through education, counseling and support to motivate and empower them to become productive economic and community contributors.

Christian Community Action (CCA) provides these programs: Greenwich House - group home for women with mental illness, daily living skills training, job readiness preparation (computer, resume), medication compliance training. Spring Valley Shelter - transitional homeless shelter Counseling, weekly budget training, daily living skills training, improving ytheir credit, referrals to other support programs (AA, drug rehab, community mental health), job readiness preparation. Child Enrichment programs helps children living in the shelter through tutoring, computer skills, group activities and field trips, pre-school activities and training for children and parents. Emergency Assistance - financial help to people in need through an unplanned, unexpected crisis (illness, loss of job due to plant close, fire).

Grant Township

26725 West Molidor Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
(847) 740-2233

Services

Keyword: Township Offices; Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; Hunger/hungry; Transportation - Paratransit - Dial-A-Ride; Transportation - Senior Citizens - Dial-A-Ride; Wheelchair Accessible Transportation;

Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry

1113 Pyott Road
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
(847) 854-1904

Services

Algonquin/Lake In The Hills Interfaith Food Pantry provides food twice a month for each participant who lives in Algonquin or Lake in the Hills Sign-in is required.

Eligibility

Our first priority is residents of Algonquin or Lake in the Hills. Please bring proof of address preferably a utility bill.

Documents

Sign-in required; forms are in Spanish and English. There may not be a Spanish speaking attendant available on any given day.

Hours

9:30 am-11:30 am Tuesday, Thursday, and the first and third Saturday

Lake Villa Township

37908 North Fairfield Road
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(847) 356-2116

Services

Keyword: Township Offices; Emergency Assistance; Emergency Food; Food Pantries: Food Pantry; Hunger/hungry; Transportation - Paratransit - Dial-A-Ride; Transportation - Senior Citizens - Dial-A-Ride; Wheelchair Accessible Transportation;