Pantry Priority Needs List

The items that you donate will stock the shelves that help people in need in New Trier Township. The people who come to the pantry often have children. Donating healthy food items that most families buy to feed children and teens will help our pantry greatly. Many others are single person households. It is better to donate an item in a size that can feed a smaller family or individuals rather than super-sized items.


Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


This list includes some of the most needed items, as well as other recommendations. Please choose products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and that do not require refrigeration. We prefer not to have products packaged in glass. All items should be in their original, unopened packaging, recently purchased and in good condition. We do not accept food that is past its "best used by" date.


Current Priority food items

  • Cereal and oatmeal
  • Brown and white rice
  • Canned fruit
  • Salad dressings
  • Juices
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels