Food Pantry

We are located behind the primary office at New Lenox Township Offices, 1080 South Cedar Road, New Lenox. The phone number is 815-717-6221.

Food Pantry eligibility requirements:

To be eligible to receive food, you must be a resident of New Lenox Township.

Upon registration, you must provide a Photo ID and a current utility bill dated from the last 45 days that shows your name and address; and must be a US citizen, or active US Military or spouse or dependent of, or honorable discharged US Armed Forces Veteran, spouse or legal dependent thereof, or US legal Permanent Resident; and provide acceptable proof thereof.

Once registered, you are welcome to visit the food pantry weekly. Please CLICK HERE to make an appointment.

Days and hours we are open:

We are open Monday through Friday.
Food Pantry's daily hours are 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Office hours are 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

No property tax dollars are used to purchase food for the food pantry. We depend solely on food donations, cash donations, and volunteers to keep our pantry at its best.   
New Lenox Township Food Pantry partnered with the Family Services Foundation of New Lenox Township, a 501c3 charity. Because of our partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank, for every $1.00 you donate, we can purchase $8.00 worth of food to help families.

If you want to donate cash, please write a check to New Lenox Township Food Pantry or go to the links on the page. Please mail checks to New Lenox Township, 1100 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL  60451.

We love our volunteers! If you need to complete your community service hours for school, church, and court, the Food Pantry will be happy to help you complete community service. For children volunteers under the age of 13 years, we ask that a parent accompany them. If you are interested in donating food, volunteering, visiting the food pantry, or have any questions, please get in touch with Facilities and Program Director Jim Pitcairn at 815-717-6221 or jpitcairn@newlenox.org

Items most needed by New Lenox Township Food Pantry

  • Canned meat: Chicken, Spam, Salmon, Beef Stew, Corned Beef, Ham, Sloppy Joe Mix
  • Canned veggies: Carrots, Peas, Canned Potatoes, Canned Corn   
  • Canned fruit: Applesauce, Peaches, Pears, Mandarin Oranges
  • Canned soups: Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken
  • Beef Soup Broth
  • Baked beans   
  • Hamburger Helper Lasagna, Cheesy Tuna, Cheeseburger, Stroganoff
  • White rice
  • Chicken-flavored rice, beef-flavored rice
  • Instant mashed potato in packets
  • Saltine crackers