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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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: October 21, 2020
Most Needed Items:
- Boxed cereal
- Boxed potatoes
- Soups (except chicken noodle or chicken broth)
- Rice and rice mixes
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.