Hunger is Unacceptable in Our Community.
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UPDATE: August 5, 2020
As the State of Illinois remains in Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, many government offices, businesses and organizations have opened or expanded their services. Please know that groups have opened at different levels in order to ensure the safety of their staff and patrons.
Northfield Township and the Northfield Township Food Pantry are assisting residents via phone and email only. Staff and food pantry volunteers are the only personnel entering the building.
If you need assistance, please call 847-724-8300.
Please continue to follow Illinois Department of Public Health requirements for Phase 4, which include:
- Keep 6 feet from others.
- Wear face coverings at work, when shopping and in other public areas.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Thank you for your patience.
For information about the local response to the coronavirus pandemic visit glenviewnorthbrookcoronavirus.info.
Ways to Help the Northfield Township Food Pantry
DONATING TO THE PANTRY
Credit card donations can be made by clicking on the donate button in the column on the left or by calling 847-724-8300. Check donations can be mailed to the Northfield Township Food Pantry at 2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100, Glenview, IL 60025.
Food donations can be dropped off at the pantry. Please place donations in the collection bins located to the left of our front doors.
UPDATE: August 11, 2020
Most Needed Items:
- Jelly, jams and preserves
- Soups (except chicken noodle and cream of chicken)
- Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in helping out at the Northfield Township Food Pantry, please click here to sign up for an available shift. Make sure to click the tab, at the top of the schedule, for the current month in order to see all available opportunities.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. All first time volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer waiver form prior to their first shift.
The health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff remain our top priorities. We are following all required prevention guidelines including wearing masks/face coverings, gloves and practicing social distancing. We have changed to an outdoor food pick up system for our clients. Additionally, prior to a shopping cart being returned to the pantry it is wiped down and volunteers and staff are routinely disinfecting all surfaces in high traffic areas.
Please continue to take recommended precautions (cdc.gov) including social isolation if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness.
As our needs change we will continue to share updates.
We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support for the pantry and for our neighbors in need from our entire community during this challenging time. It is heartwarming to know that all of us share the belief that Hunger is Unacceptable in Our Community.
A message from Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor
Township government is the oldest existing form of government still in operation in the United States, having been established in the 17th century. However, that does not mean that we are dwelling in the past. As needs and forms of government have changed, so have we.
Currently, Northfield Township serves as a social safety net for residents in need. In addition to operating the award-winning Northfield Township Food Pantry, we provide other forms of direct assistance and referrals to human service agencies for our clients. Through emergency and general financial assistance, as well as in cooperation with the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA), the Township is able to provide help to residents who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.
Of course it’s impossible for a single organization to meet the varied needs in a community. We work closely with providers throughout the township to help our clients access the assistance they need. In addition, the Township provides funding to many of the agencies that support our residents.
Northfield Township performs many other important functions, including real estate assessment services and passport application acceptance. Please browse our website to learn more and as always, feel free to call us for information. We never forget that we’re in a service business.