Food Pantry

The Food Pantry now offers a choice-based experience.
The devastation of our plumbing incident at the beginning of 2016 is behind us and a new and improved Food Pantry now stands ready to serve those in need from the basement of our Township Office Building at 601 Deerfield Road. With a more personal and choice-based experience similar to shopping in a store, the redesigned Food Pantry was made possible by the help and support of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and countless volunteers who pitched in to bring the new Food Pantry to life. It is an essential first line of defense to ensure quality of life in the West Deerfield Township. 

HELPING SINGLES, COUPLES AND FAMILIES. Twice a month, the donations from generous citizens and local businesses make a real difference in the quality of life for our neighbors who are struggling.

The West Deerfield Food Pantry serves residents of our Township: Deerfield, Bannockburn, and portions of Lake Forest, Highland Park, and Riverwoods.

MORE THAN JUST FOOD, ESSENTIALS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE. Non-perishables, household cleaning products and personal care items are distributed from the pantry along with gift cards when they’re available. During the December holidays, each recipient household receives a holiday gift, as well.

School-aged children benefit from an annual Back-to-School program that includes new shoes, some clothing, school supplies, and haircuts. We are grateful to our partners: the Optimists Club of Deerfield and Newcomers and Neighbors of Deerfield Club.

The West Deerfield Township Food Pantry is made possible by donations from our community. You should know that if you make a cash donation, it will go to providing gift cards to local grocery stores. Donations of non-perishable food items, cleaning and personal care products are welcome. Food stamps may not be used on cleaning, personal care, or paper products, so these items are especially appreciated.A GATEWAY TO NAVIGATING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. If you or someone you know needs help, our food pantry’s goal is to cooperate with other agencies and partners to connect those in need with available resources. Beyond nutritional support, these can include financial assistance, health care, housing, medical care and family counseling. You can learn more on this web site in the Financial Assistance page and on the Senior and Health Services page.
Each month we make a real difference in the lives of less-fortunate residents. But it is the generous support of our community, it’s organizations, and businesses that makes this possible. We are grateful for all donations and we take great pride in being this community resource for life.

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