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Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847.854.1904
The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry officially opened its doors at 600 East Oak Street, Lake in the Hills, in January of 2000. We operate as a not-for-profit corporation under IRS code, section 501 c(3). In June 2000, Lake in the Hills won statewide recognition for its local food pantry. The village earned first place in the Governor's Home Town Awards, which recognize community volunteerism. The organization was founded and is operated by representatives from several local churches: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Joy Community Presbyterian Church, Algonquin Congregational Church and Christ United Methodist Church. The pantry is actively supported by the villages of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills as well as many area residents. Many wonderful volunteers from these villages and churches comprise the staff that oversees the operation of the pantry; which is open from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Clients may make selections from a “supermarket” style set-up which includes the use of shopping carts. A variety of packaged, canned, refrigerated and frozen foods are available. At this time approximately 300 families make use of the facility which was established to supplement short term emergency needs for food. Beyond the services provided, the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry serves as a symbol of the communities’ concern and compassion for families and individuals who are less fortunate or who are presently experiencing difficult times in their lives. It is both our obligation and our privilege to serve our neighbors in need. The pantry strives to make the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills communities better places to live.
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
Batavia, IL 60510
630.879.3784
The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry came into being as a result of the economic recession in 1981. Batavia churches were receiving many requests for food by residents who were unemployed and unable to provide for their families. In response to those needs, on November 26, 1981, the Ministerial Association called together a special meeting of representatives and pastors to discuss ways to establish a central operation where people could come to receive food assistance. After many initial homes, the Pantry moved to its current location, an unused storage building, donated by the City of Batavia. Generous local business people, craftsmen and citizens with expertise, renovated this storage unit into an efficient and functional space. As the pantry continued to grow, the need for a pantry vehicle became apparent. With the support of the Batavia Lions and the community spirit, a van was purchased. The van carries groceries from local stores, schools, and businesses during food drives and normal shopping trips. It is also used to deliver food to shut-ins who need assistance. Because of increasing number of clients and the consequential need to store more food, it became apparent that the building itself was becoming too small. In the fall of 2007, with local financial contributions and donated services and materials, the current addition was completed. In order to service our clients in a more efficient manner, our food pantry adopted the philosophy of Client Choice in October 2007. Client Choice provides the clients more independent and personal choices in selecting their own food versus our old method of bagging groceries based on what food guidelines say each client should get. Today, with the help of volunteers, our clients can select food items that they want and can use, thus eliminating waste. Currently the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry serves over 400 families every month.
Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Capron, IL 61012
815.569.1571
Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry formed its Board of Directors in April 2004; and opened its doors on February 1, 2005. We are a 501(c)(3) agency and are registered with the Attorney General’s Office and are members of the Chamber of Commerce. Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry’s mission is to help those facing hard times until they are able to be self-sufficient. Our goal is to give people hope and to make a difference in their lives. The Boone County area’s economical position has been on high alert during recent years. In 2009, it was placed on the State of Illinois’ Poverty Warning List by the Heartland Alliance’s Mid American Institute on Poverty in its 2009 Report on Illinois Poverty. As of August 2010, the number of unemployed individuals in Boone County was nearly 4,000 as reported by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. This number is not adjusted for individuals who have exhausted all unemployment benefits and are still searching for work. The current population of Boone County is approximately 54,000. Currently, the unemployment rate in Boone County is at 10.2%. Twenty-seven percent of the population is living in poverty. The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry was established to serve those underprivileged in the Boone County area. We seek to serve all residents who fall below the poverty level income guidelines as established by the Department of Human Services. Not only do we offer our clients food products, but we also offer non-food and clothing items. In the non-food area, we offer products such as shampoo, diapers, cleaning products, and light bulbs. Our clients also have access to furniture, appliances, and much more. No money ever exchanges hands between clients and the pantry. We also offer a job readiness program to assist in making our clients become more employable. We have worked diligently to develop meaningful partnerships with outside agencies that work with us to provide services such as mental healthcare, nutritional information, and assistance applying for State aide; such as SNAP benefits or LIHEAP.
Bond County Food Pantry
Greenville, IL 62246
618.664.1465
Bond County Food Pantry is now located at 1001 East Harris Avenue (as of October 2, 2014). The food pantry is located on the north side of our new community building section. Food pantry patrons may park on Washington Avenue and enter from the southwest door. The pantry is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Burlington – Hampshire Area Food Pantry
Hampshire, IL 60140
224.400.7130
The Burlington-Hampshire Area Food Pantry is a non-profit and charitable organization providing relief for those in need. As a “faith based” pantry, assistance is available to anyone, without regard to age, race, gender, creed, or health, in need of food.
Care for Real - Food Pantry
Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.6182
Clients can come to Care for Real once a month for staple food items...rice, beans, peanut butter, etc. Plus, they can come up to four times a week for the fresh produce and bread that is so generously donated by neighborhood groceries and bakeries. Yet the average CFR client "shops" for staples at the pantry just seven times a year. CFR is their safety net during especially hard times. On average, CFR distributes almost 60,000 pounds of food each month. We purchase most of our staple foods from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Local retailers, including Dominick's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Intelligentsia Coffee, Starbuck's Coffee, True Nature Foods and Flourish Bakery, regularly donate produce and bakery goods. And the community supports Care for Real with individual donations and food drives sponsored by houses of worship, schools, businesses, block clubs and residential buildings. Purchased food is selected for variety, nutrition and with respect for religious beliefs and ethnic preferences. For the homeless, CFR distributes specially packaged foods that do not require refrigerated storage, can openers or cooking. In addition, Care for Real provides special food baskets for Thanksgiving, Eid al-Fitr and Christmas to make those holidays brighter for our neighbors. We also provide children's diapers and cleaning and personal-hygiene products as well as home health care items (canes, adult incontinence items, skin care, etc.) when they are available
Cary-Grove Food Pantry
Cary, IL 60013
847.516.3602
Our pantry serves families or individuals in the Cary-Grove area with food in their time of need. We are a non-profit organization, managed and maintained entirely by volunteer staff. The Pantry Board is made up of representatives from local Churches and Organizations. The Pantry's shelves are kept full through food drives and monetary donations.
Charleston Area Churches Food Pantry
Charleston, IL 61920
217.348.3030
We provide three days worth of emergency food to residents of Coles County. Clients need to bring a photo ID every time they come to the food pantry. Each client is permitted to use our services once every 30 days.
Community Harvest
Morton, IL 61550
309.266.9510
Community Harvest is a provisional food pantry that has been in operation out of Trinity Church in Morton since March 2008. We are open every Saturday from 10am - 12pm for residents of Tazewell County who are in need. No income verification is necessary. Over 250 volunteer hours are spent each week receiving, loading, preparing, and distributing food. We serve an average of 1,000 households per month, or 3,381 people. Over 1,300 of those are children.
Community Interfaith Food Pantry
Belleville, IL 62220
618.355.9199
We are here to eliminate hunger in our community. Ten local churches decided their resources were better used and more effective if they cooperated to improve life in our neighborhoods. The Community Interfaith Food Pantry provides food to families throughout the Bellleville and Swansea comunities who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the demands of daily living. The churches began networking and the pantry became a reality when our first home at 205 W. B St. was donated. Volunteers refurbished the house and we opened on Aug. 1, 2007. Our second home at 1218 W. Main St. in Belleville opened Oct. 20, 2014. The Community Interfaith Food Pantry is a nonprofit charitable organization governed by a board whose members are selected by the participating churches: St. Matthew United Methodist, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic, Signal Hill Lutheran, St. Luke Catholic, St. Teresa Catholic, Christ United Church of Christ, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trinity United Church of Christ, westview Baptist and First United Presbyterian. Additional support comes from organizations, local businesses and you. Our mission: To eliminate hunger within the community and to make a commitment to consider the total spiritual, emotional and physical needs of individuals and to identify available resources to assist them.