Food Pantry

Food PantryThe Maine Township Food Pantry has been helping to address issues of food insecurity since 1981. The recently-remodeled pantry is open to residents of Maine Township between the hours of 10-1 Tuesday and Friday and 2:30-4:30 on Wednesday.

Residents can choose the items they need with a grocery-store-like shopping experience including a selection of dairy, meat, produce, and other refrigerated and frozen items. The Food Pantry provides food to over 400 families each month.

We have also partnered with East Maine School District 63 to assist students from food insecure families by providing Weekend To-Go Bags. This helps students receiving free or reduced lunches during the school week to have access to adequate nutrition over the weekend as well.  

Food Pantry Donations

Food is donated by individuals, businesses, and local organizations who hold food drives to keep the Food Pantry stocked throughout the year. We are always in need of community assistance to help support our mission. Monetary or food donations may be dropped off during normal business hours of 9-5 pm Monday through Friday at the Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. You may also mail donations to that address.

We are most in need of personal hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.), paper products, or diapers. We cannot accept donations of opened, damaged, or expired food. Please do not donate large food service size cans. 

To make it even easier to donate, we now have an Amazon Wish List available. If you want to help us obtain the items we are most in need of, simply visit the site, select items to purchase, and have them shipped directly to us on your behalf.