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Metal pantry shelves filled with nonperishable food.

Food Pantry 

How We Help

One in seven people in the Chicagoland area will experience food insecurity this year. To alleviate this, the food pantry offers a variety of food options from non-perishables, cooking staples, and even tasty treats to all Association House program participants. If you are in need of these resources, please get in touch with your Association House contact person.

How It Works 

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Our food pantry distributes canned goods, cooking staples, and prepared meals during distribution hours or by appointment. We aim to provide cooking essentials such as flour, sugar and cooking oil.

We are grateful for our partnership with Whole Foods. Through this partnership, we receive weekly fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and desserts that will put a smile on anybody’s face.

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We accept donations, especially during the holidays. Whether it be non-perishable goods or grocery store gift cards, we are thankful for your help in supporting our community. For a list of needed items, click here

In addition, we assist participants with their applications and redeterminations for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For many, food pantry allocations are just not enough. Through SNAP advocacy and application assistance we ensure that our community’s food needs are met.

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2 black females packing and placing food items on the shelves in the food pantry.

“I am beyond grateful for all the assistance I have received through the food pantry. The volunteers and helpers running the pantry are so kind, very respectful, and free from judgment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting food back on my table through this pandemic. You are making a big difference and blessing those going through some rough times.’’

- Program Participant

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