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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in La Grange IL

St. Cletus Food Pantry
La Grange, IL 60525
Details: The St. Cletus Food Pantry distributes non-perishable groceries from the vestibule of the Church on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Each month we distribute a bag of groceries to 200-250+ families of the working poor, who live in our community. Some months we have special offerings for our clients, which in the past have included fresh produce, school supplies, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, bread, books, Easter baskets, and grocery store vouchers for perishable items. Our regular registered Food Pantry families benefit from the Giving Tree, our annual Advent parish outreach. Each family receives Christmas gifts and a special food basket. The Food Pantry shelves are stocked primarily by generous donations from St. Cletus parishioners. These include both food and monetary contributions. Donations of in-date groceries can be dropped off in the designated food bins located in Madonna della Strada shrine in the Church vestibule. You may bring them when you come to weekend Mass or daily, from 7:45 AM-4:00 PM. Suggested staple items include: dry pinto beans, rice, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, soup, meals in a can/box, canned meat, macaroni & cheese, tuna, and cereal. Favorite extras include crackers, boxed side dishes, coffee, tea, juice, powdered or evaporated milk, cooking oil, paper goods, condiments, toiletries and all sizes of diapers. St. Cletus Food Pantry receives donations from other groups, including the First United Methodist Church of Western Springs, the Highlands Presbyterian Church, the Boy & Girl Scouts, the annual Post Office Mother's Day collection, the Township of Lyons, and other local community and school organizations. St. Cletus Food Pantry is among the local food pantries, which receive a generous check from the proceeds of the annual La Grange/Western Springs CROP Walk against hunger, sponsored by Church World Service and the Empty Bowls Project, sponsored by the La Grange Business Association.
St. Francis Xavier Food Pantry
La Grange, IL 60525
Details: Loving God, give us our daily bread and remind us to share what we have so all people have their daily bread. Amen. Our mission is twofold: (1) to provide supplemental nutritious food assistance to those in need in a safe, respectful and prayerful environment and (2) to partner with our community to support the pantry through food drives and volunteer opportunities. Client Information: Located in the basement of St. Francis Xavier church rectory (124 N. Spring Avenue – LaGrange). You may enter through black door on east side of rectory; Distributes food every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00am, 51 weeks of the year (closed week between Christmas and New Year). Random numbers are distributed at 9:25am. Food may be picked up at the rectory until 8:30pm on Tuesdays. Please call (708) 352-0168 to arrange a later pick-up; Serves anyone who needs food assistance in the 60525 and 60526 zip codes. Registrants need to provide proof of residence (e.g., driver’s license, utility or medical bill, etc.). We serve an average of 90 families (or approximately 275 individuals) each week. Each family receives non-perishable and perishable food as well as toilet paper.