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:
Paper goods (toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels)
Condiments (salad dressings, sauces, ketchup and mustard)
Soaps, shampoos and conditioners
Other recommended items:
100% fruit & vegetable juice (shelf stable, cans or plastic bottles only)
Granola bars, breakfast squares
Canned fruit (fruit cocktail, peaches, pears, pineapples, mandarin oranges, apple sauce)
Canned dinners (chili, pasta, beef stew, pork & beans)
Pancake syrup/pancake mix
Salt, pepper, jelly, sugar
Aluminum foil/plastic wrap
Personal care products (toothpaste/feminine hygiene products/diapers/shaving cream/deodorant)