Donate to Your Local Food Bank

Food banks in all our communities are running low as demand continues to outstrip supply.

Here is the wish list from the New Trier pantry, but all these food pantries need similar items.

Connections for the Homeless

Greater Chicago Food Depository
New Trier Township Food Pantry
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northfield Township Food Pantry

Pantry Wish List
The list below includes some of the most needed items, as well as other recommended items. Choose products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and that do not have to be refrigerated. We prefer not to have product in glass. All items should be in their original, unopened packaging, recently purchased and in good condition.

Current priority items:
Canned tuna/salmon/chicken
Cooking oils
Paper goods (toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels)
Condiments (salad dressings, sauces, ketchup and mustard)
Laundry Detergent,
Soaps, shampoos and conditioners
Cleaning supplies

Other recommended items:
Cookies/crackers
100% fruit & vegetable juice (shelf stable, cans or plastic bottles only)
Healthy snacks
Granola bars, breakfast squares
Canned fruit (fruit cocktail, peaches, pears, pineapples, mandarin oranges, apple sauce)
Cereal
Rice
Canned chili
Canned dinners (chili, pasta, beef stew, pork & beans)
Pancake syrup/pancake mix
Pasta
Coffee/tea/powdered milk
Salt, pepper, jelly, sugar
Aluminum foil/plastic wrap
Personal care products (toothpaste/feminine hygiene products/diapers/shaving cream/deodorant)