RSVP Community Food & Essentials Drive

In honor of MLK Day and beyond, we here at AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP and HandsOn Suburban Chicago are asking you to join us by participating in our Food & Essentials Drive.   

We reached out to our community partners that have food pantries and they provided us lists of their most pressing needs...from canned goods, rice, and condiments to essentials like shampoo, diapers and paper products. Will you help us stock the shelves? 

All you have to do is click on the food pantry nearest you (below) and you will see what items they need. Then we ask that you arrange to drop off your donations with that pantry. 

Thank you for your support!

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" 

-- Dr. Martin Luther King

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Palatine Township Food Pantry

The Palatine Township Food Pantry is remaining open to serve the community and will continue to accept donations. We rely on and appreciate all nonperishable donations. Food drives are always needed to keep our shelves stocked, but each and every individual donation adds up, enabling us to fulfill our mission. Any donation will be appreciated! Need immediately: Snacks (crackers/chips/etc.) Peanut Butter and Jelly Spaghetti Sauce Recurring donations needed: Coffee 100% Juice Bottles or Boxes Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup Granola Bars Oatmeal Condiments – Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise Pasta Sauce Baby Wipes Disposable Diapers (Size 5 and 6) Liquid Dish Soap Laundry Soap Cleaning Products Personal Products (shampoos, soap, feminine products) PAPER GROCERY BAGS gift cards to local food stores in $5, $10 & $20 increments Monetary donations are also appreciated and are fully tax deductible. The name of the charitable organization is the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund. As a member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, monetary donations are used to buy both nonperishable and fresh food in bulk at greatly reduced prices. Palatine Food Pantry 721 Quentin Rd Hours: Monday 8:30 AM to 6:30PM Tuesday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Palatine, IL

Through 3/31/21

Host and Organize a Food Pantry Drive

Plan a drive in your neighborhood, social club or school for Elk Grove Township food pantry! This is a great time to begin collecting food for needy families in the area. Items needed are non perishable canned foods, jar foods, dry food, breakfast foods and household items i.e. toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant, soap & detergent. No expired expiration dates please. Volunteers of all ages can help. Elk Grove Township Food Pantry 600 Landmeier Rd, Elk Grove Village Donations accepted M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Elk Grove Village, IL

Through 6/30/21

Wheeling Township Food Pantry *Donations only needed. Volunteers not needed *

During this critical time, donations to the Food Pantry are welcome and appreciated. Volunteers in the Food Pantry are not needed at this time. The Wheeling Township Food Pantry is remaining open to serve the community. We are dispensing pre-packed bags of food. Donations are accepted Mon-Fri from 9:00-4:00. (We will be closed on Monday, January 18). A cart is stationed at the west entrance (parking lot side), as the doors to the building remain locked due to COVID-19. If there is no staff in the hallway, please ring the doorbell so that your donations can be retrieved. Cleaning Products Conditioner Detergent Diapers Feminine Hygiene Products Kleenex Napkins Paper Towels Shampoo Soap Toilet Paper Toothpaste *** Monetary Donations should be made to Wheeling Township Emergency Fund, Inc. ***

Arlington Heights, IL

Through 6/30/21

Donation Needs

In order to keep all of our operations running, JOURNEYS | The Road Home needs your help! Donations are accepted at the HOPE Center, 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine M-F 8:30 to 4:00pm. Monetary donations are the most needed at this time to meet the unique needs this situation brings. ​ JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist ​ These donations can be dropped off at the HOPE Center, 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine M-F 8:30 to 4:00pm: Canned Ravioli, Beef Stew Peanut butter and Jelly Shelf Stable Microwave Rice (Uncle Ben's ready rice) Diapers All Sizes Extra Large Sturdy Re-usable Grocery Bags Men's and Women's Sweaters Men's and Women's Winter Boots Not accepting furniture or household goods or Toys Not needed at this time, Hats, Gloves, or Scarves. Thank you to everyone that donated winter clothing items. The shelves are full. Thank you for your support!

Palatine, IL

Through 6/30/21

Food Pantry Items Needed

Hanover Township food pantry is need of the following items: Ketchup Mustard Mayo Pickles Coffee Salad Dressing Cooking Oil Hanover Township Food Pantry: 7431 Astor Ave., Hanover Park IL 60133 Pantry Drop off Hours: M-F 8:30pm to 4:30pm; Saturday 9-11:30am Closed MLK day (Jan. 18)

Hanover Park, IL

Through 3/31/21

Food Pantry Items Needed

Help us restock the Schaumburg Township food pantry with: canned meats cereal spaghetti sauce canned pasta meals, hamburger helper canned fruit crackers, peanut butter, jelly chunky/family size soup condiments and baking items toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo paper products, dish soap, laundry detergent diapers Schaumburg Township Food Pantry: 1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates Donation Drop Off Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm

Hoffman Estates, IL

Through 3/31/21

Shop for WINGS online

WINGS is able to assist hundreds of people impacted by domestic violence each year, thanks to the generosity and commitment of others. WINGS relies on donations of a wide range of goods throughout the year. Donations from individuals, local businesses and faith communities play a big role in supporting the work we do. You can shop for specific needed items from our WINGS Wish List on Amazon and have it shipped straight to our office. You can buy the gifts anywhere you would like, they don't have to be exact, just the same type. Then ship to... WINGS Program Attn: Tabitha 5104 Tollview Drive, Suite B Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Client Pantry Wish list Foil Peanut Butter/Jelly Canned Tuna Canned Chicken Tomato Paste Gallon/Quart Baggies Parmesan Cheese Plain White/Brown Rice BBQ Sauce Mayo Gallon Baggies Cream of Chicken Soup Macaroni and Cheese Flour Sugar Decaf Ground Coffee Regular Ground Coffee Instant Coffee Cooking Oil Oatmeal Pasta Spaghetti Sauce Cereal Tomato Sauce Safe House Wish List 2021 Day Planners Women’s Shave Cream Gallon and Quart Baggies Journals Alcohol Free Mouthwash Air Freshener Spray Disposable Gloves Women’s Deodorant Vaseline Neosporin Floss Ampro Hair Gel Foil/Saran Wrap Comet/SOS Pads Windex Swiffer Type Dry Mopping Pads Cough Drops Bleach Laundry Detergent Fabric Softener Floor Cleaner Multi-Purpose Cleaner Paper Towels Lysol Wipes and Spray Size 3, 4, 5 and Size 6 Diapers Hand Soap Baby Wipes Garbage Bags 13 Gal and 30+ Gal

Through 6/30/21