Northfield Township

Food Pantry

Coming Together. Making a Difference.

What We Do

The Northfield Township Food Pantry was founded over 50 years ago to assist Township residents struggling with food insecurity.

In April 2003, the Food Pantry became a 501c3 organization and an agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Today, hundreds of Township families are eligible to visit the Food Pantry to receive perishable and non-perishable food items and grocery store cards.

No tax dollars are used to purchase any food, household items, or grocery store gift cards that the Northfield Township Food Pantry distributes to its clients. The Food Pantry is sustained entirely by residents, civic organizations, schools, businesses, and the faith community who generously donate food items, grocery store cards, and cash.

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Sign up for a volunteer shift today!

If you are a new volunteer and/or are in need of community service hours, please call (847) 724-8300 and ask for Julie or email pantry@northfieldtownship.com to schedule your first shift rather than signing up directly through the SignUp Genius link. The individual requiring the community service hours must be the person who calls or emails to make arrangements.

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Need Help?

If you are a resident of Northfield Township and are experiencing food insecurity, please complete and submit an intake form (see links to the right) along with clear copies of valid, government-issued photo IDs for all adults 18 years of age or older who are permanent residents of the household.

Please also include an official dated document proving residence, such as:

  • A current lease filled out by your landlord
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Food Pantry Coordinator Julie Schaeffer at 847-724-8300.

Request an Appointment

The Northfield Township Food Pantry is open for in-person visits (client choice) for full monthly distributions by appointment only.

Call 847-724-8300 to reserve an appointment. Please note that same-day appointments are not often available, so please plan accordingly.

  • One household member or designee can go into the pantry
  • Extra visits will continue to be prepacked distributions only (come in to place your order)
  • Distribution Hours:
    • Mondays: 9:00am – 4:00pm (last appointment @ 3:30pm)
    • Tuesdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm (last appointment @ 3:30pm)
    • Wednesdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm (last appointment @ 3:30pm)
      ** the Pantry will close at 3:00pm the third Wednesday of the month for a staff meeting. (last appointment @ 2:45pm) **
    • Thursdays: 9:00am – 6:30pm (last appointment @ 6:00pm)
    • Fridays: 9:00am – 4:00pm (last appointment @ 3:30pm)

Solicitar una Cita

En julio de 2022, la despensa de Northfield Township inicio de nuevo visitas en persona, ofreciendoles a las familias la oportunidad de eligir su propia despensa.

Llámenos al 847-724-8300 para reservar una cita.

Solo se permite un miembro del hogar entrar a la despensa durante su cita.

Pedidos adicionales seguirán siendo preempaquetados (Para solicitor un pedido adicional favor de llamarnos al llegar a nuestro estacionamiento)

  • Horario de distribucion de la despensa:
    • Lunes: de 9:00am a 4:00pm (la ultima cita es a las 3:30pm)
    • Martes: de 9:00am a 4:00pm (la ultima cita es a las 3:30pm)
    • Miércoles: de 9:00am a 4:00pm (la ultima cita es a las 3:30pm)
    • Jueves: de 9:00am a 6:30pm (la ultima cita es a las 6:00pm)
    • Viernes: de 9:00am a 4:00pm (la ultima cita es a las 3:30pm)

Donating to the Food Pantry

Financial donations assist us in purchasing food and providing grocery store cards. The Northfield Township Food Pantry, a 501c3 organization, can accept cash, checks and credit cards, as well as honorary and memorial gifts. To make a safe and secure online donation, click below or call 847-724-8300.

Check donations can be mailed to:
  • Northfield Township Food Pantry
    2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100
    Glenview, IL 60025
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Most Needed Items

June 10, 2024

Spaghetti
Mixed fruit (100% juice preferred)
Pancake mix
Ramen
Rice mixes

Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at the address listed above. Please bring donations inside the building during business hours. If you need assistance bringing donations in to the building, please call us at 847-724-8300 from the parking lot. If the building is closed, please place food donations in the collection bins located to the left of our front doors.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering 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.

If you are a new volunteer and/or are in need of community service hours, please call (847) 724-8300 and ask for Julie or email pantry@northfieldtownship.com to schedule your first shift rather than signing up directly through the SignUp Genius link. The individual requiring the community service hours must be the person who calls or emails to make arrangements.

Volunteering at the Northfield Township Food Pantry is a great way to get involved and help us fight food insecurity in our community! Volunteer duties include sorting food donations, stocking shelves, packing bags for distribution, assisting clients, as well as cleaning and disinfecting.

Each first-time volunteer must complete and submit a volunteer waiver form prior to their first volunteer shift. Please download the volunteer waiver form below:

waiver adult current fillable

Waiver minor current

Please note that volunteers must be at least 16 years old. A parent or guardian must complete and sign a waiver for any volunteer under 18.

We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support for the Food Pantry and for our neighbors in need from our entire community during this challenging time. It is heartwarming to know that so many of us share the belief that when we come together, we make a difference!