How to Help the Northfield Township Food Pantry
DONATING TO THE PANTRY
Credit card donations can be made by clicking on the donate button to the right 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: January 20, 2021
Most Needed Items:
- Canned chicken
- Canned tuna
- Dry beans (preferably pinto and black beans)
- Pancake/waffle mix
- Canned peas
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 social distancing. We have changed to an outdoor food pick up system for our clients. Staff members and volunteers are routinely disinfecting all surfaces in high traffic areas and shopping carts.
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.
The Northfield Township Food Pantry has implemented outdoor pickup for all pantry visits. The pantry will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Thursday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm for food pickup.
Upon arriving at the pantry, current clients will:
- Call 847-724-8300
- A staff member will ask for your name and phone number and take your grocery order
- While you wait in your car your order will be assembled
- When your order is ready we will call you back and a cart containing your items will be waiting for you outside the front doors
- Your name and phone number will be on the cart. If there is more than one cart, please make sure you take the correct order.
For residents who are not currently food pantry clients, please complete the pantry application (see below). Email the completed application, a picture of your ID and your phone number to email@example.com and call us when you are in our parking lot.
For any other forms of assistance, please call 847-724-8300.
Update: January 19, 2021
As of Friday, January 15th, the Tier 3 mitigation freeze was released. Our community is now operating under Tier 2 resurgence mitigations. For more information click the link below or visit dph.illinois.gov.
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 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.
About The Pantry
Financial donations assist us in purchasing food and providing grocery store cards. The Pantry, a 501c3 organization, can accept cash, checks and credit cards, as well as honorary and memorial gifts. To make a safe and secure on-line donation, click the donate button above. Visa and MasterCard donations can also be made over the phone by calling 847-724-8300.
The Northfield Township Food Pantry was started close to 50 years ago to assist Township residents who are unable to provide enough food for themselves and their families.
In April 2003, the Pantry became a 501c3 organization and an agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Today, many hundreds of Township families are eligible to visit the Pantry to receive perishable and non-perishable food items and grocery store cards.
No tax dollars are used to supply the Pantry. The Pantry is sustained entirely by residents, civic organizations, schools, businesses and the faith community who generously donate food items, grocery store cards and cash.
Click the text below to download the current Pantry certification documents.
Want to Help?
Representatives and volunteers from the Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk present checks to three area hunger relief agencies, including the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Donate to The Pantry
The Northfield Township Food Pantry accepts unopened, unexpired perishable and non-perishable food items. Donations can be dropped off at the Pantry during regular business hours at 2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100, Glenview.
Can’t make it to the Pantry to drop off your non-perishable food donations? Look for one of our yellow donation bins at the following businesses:
AAA Lock & Key: 1730 Waukegan Road, Glenview
Associated Bank: 1301 Waukegan Road, Gleview
District Office for Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton, State Senator Laura Fine and State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz: 1812 Waukegan Road, Glenview
CARS: 1727 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview
First American Bank: 2102 Willow Road, Glenview
The Book Market at Hangar One: 2651 Navy Boulevard, Glenview
Glenview Village Hall: 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview
Nolan and Freund Dental Professionals: 3633 West Lake Avenue, Ste 414, Glenview
Northfield Village Hall: 361 Happ Road, Northfield
North Suburban YMCA: 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook
Sunset Foods: 1127 Church Street, Northbrook
Valerie Wilson Travel: 946 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
Village of Northfield Fire-Rescue/Public Works: 1800 Winnetka Road, Northfield
Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, groups and families. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteer duties include but are not limited to sorting food donations, stocking Pantry shelves, repackaging bulk food items and picking up food donations from area grocery stores and businesses (a volunteer driver must have a valid driver’s license and own their car).
Every volunteer must complete a waiver form. You can download the waiver forms from the links to the right.
If you are interested in volunteering, or have a group that is interested, please use the Volunteer Signup Form or call our Pantry Coordinator at 847-724-8300.