Hunger is Unacceptable in Our Community.
A Message From Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor
The Board of Trustees of Northfield Township feels it is important to share our position on concerns related to race, inequality, oppression, and opportunity for all.
We feel strongly, and act accordingly, that all are created equal. In our roles, we see that opportunity, however, is not always afforded equally and that some among us occasionally need a helping hand. Northfield Township is committed to treating all people – regardless of race, national origin, sexual identity, disability, age or religion – fairly and equitably.
The services we provide, including help to people in need and assistance to residents with a variety of administrative service concerns, are offered in an equitable manner to all clients.
Northfield Township is dedicated to fostering a culture in which all people from any background are treated with respect, dignity, kindness and empathy, as every human being deserves. This applies to clients, staff, residents, and visitors. We shall always strive to serve every member of our community to the best of our abilities as they deserve no less.
We encourage ourselves and our community to look inward for strength, empathy, kindness and understanding. We support the path to equity and equality for all. We look forward to each engagement with our clients and community and appreciate the opportunity to serve.
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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.
Update: February 17, 2021
On February 16th, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued COVID-19 Mitigation Order 2021-4 that will continue to ease mitigate measures in suburban Cook County. Effective immediately, the new mitigation order increases capacity limits in bars, restaurants and event spaces to the lesser of 50 patrons or 40% . It also includes language reinforcing mask wearing requirements for all person over two years of age.
For more information visit www.cookcountypublichealth.org or click on the link below.
Cook County Community Vaccination Program Website
Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) launched a vaccine registration site today. By visiting vaccine.cookcountyil.gov residents can pre-register to be vaccinated, receive updates and schedule appointments when their phase opens up.
Currently, the vaccine supply is extremely limited. Please be patient.
We continue to adjust our operation in order to be able to safely serve our residents.
Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response Task Force
All members of the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response task force are committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect the health and safety of all of our citizens. Please visit the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response task force website to find the link to the websites of each of our organizations to see how we are changing our operations. You’ll also find information and resources for support.
Please continue to follow Illinois Department of Public Health requirements , which include:
- Keep 6 feet from others.
- Wear face coverings over your nose and mouth.
- 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.
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
Flick Park Field House located at 3600 Glenview Road. Follow the signs and banners that will guide you to the field house on the north side of the park.
The site is open Monday-Friday from 11AM-7PM with a break from 2-3PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-2PM.
Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment visit http://bit.ly/flickparkcovid
Additional testing site details:
- There is adequate, free parking in the lot for the ~25 people/cars per hour who have reservations.
- Safety precautions (mask-wearing, social distancing at check-in tables, and hand sanitizer) will be enforced.
- A single person can register several members of a family. An email address and phone number will need to be provided so the lab can contact you.
- Bring an insurance card if you have one; those who do not have insurance should bring a state ID.
- Expect to spend 10 to 15 minutes at the testing facility.
- Results will generally be communicated in 1-2 days.
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 upper left column 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: February 24, 2021
Most Needed Items:
- Canned mixed vegetables
- Rice mixes & sides
- Coffee & tea
- Beef stew/soup
Shop our Most Needed Items List on Amazon
Use this linkhttp://amzn.to/394DYa7 to shop our most needed items on Amazon. Shop with Amazon Smile, designate the Northfield Township Food Pantry as your charity and the pantry will receive 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items including but not limited to AmazonSmile Charity Lists purchases.
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.