- Resident Services
- Food Pantry
Using the Food Pantry
HERE WHEN YOU NEED US
Sometimes life presents unexpected challenges such as a major illness, job loss, family tragedy, or change in marital status. These circumstances often make it difficult to cover all family expenses and that’s where our food pantry can be of service.
If you or someone you know resides or works in New Trier Township (which includes the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield) and could benefit from supplemental groceries, paper goods and hygiene items, contact the Township social worker Jeanne Winsted-Rosser, at 847-446-8201 or by emailing Jeanne Winsted Rosse, for a confidential interview. Proof of residency (driver's license, utility bill) or of employment within the township boundaries (paycheck stub or letter from employer) is required. A voicemail message can be left at any time.
Clients will be assigned a day to shop for items based on last name.
- Mondays (A-E)
- Tuesdays (F-J)
- Wednesdays (K-O)
- Thursdays (P-T)
- Fridays (U-Z)
If you have a conflict with your pickup day, please contact Brian at 847-446-8203.
Visiting the Food Pantry
Food Pantry Hours are 10AM-4PM. The Pantry is located at the Township Office, 739 Elm Street, Winnetka - just east of Green Bay Road near the Metra Station.
Clients may use the Pantry every two weeks. Please bring your card and your reusable bag to your visits.
DONATING TO THE PANTRY
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Township Pantry is primarily supported by individual and institutional donors. Contact Brian at 847-446-8203 or Email Brian if you wish to make a donation or host an organized food or fund drive. A small line item allocation is available within the Township budget to purchase food through local vendors. No donation is too small- all are appreciated. The Township Food Pantry serves the needs of over 100 households per month, representing about 250 persons. The supplemental groceries and personal care items our clients receive are making a tremendous difference in their lives, while strengthening the communities we serve.
WHAT WE NEED
New Trier Township is consistently ranked among the wealthiest areas in the United States. Adversity, however, knows no boundaries. Our clients face job loss, devastating illness, divorce, underemployment, or other unforeseen life circumstances that prompt them to seek our assistance. If you would like to help a neighbor in need, please review the Pantry Priority Needs List.
HISTORY OF NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Established in 1965, the New Trier Township Food Pantry serves as a bridge between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need. Through donations from the community and volunteer efforts the shelves are stocked with a variety of:
- Canned and Packaged Food
- Frozen Foods
- Toiletry Items
- Useful Paper Goods