Food Pantry

The Vernon Township Food Pantry provides nutritionally balanced food to township individuals and families who are in need of assistance. The Food Pantry is a community project supervised by the Township. 

Donating to the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry consists of fresh, frozen and non-perishable foods donated by the community for residents in need. Along with donations of fresh, frozen and non-perishable foods, gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are accepted. View a list of most needed items (PDF) as well as our 2021 Spring Wish List (PDF).

State Services

Food stamps can be applied for at the Illinois Department of Human Services by calling 847-336-5212 or accessing the online application

Giving Opportunities 

Vernon Township has several programs throughout the year to help less fortunate families. These Sponsor-A-Family programs include Thanksgiving dinners (November), holiday gifts (Christmas), and school supplies (July).

If your family is in need of these programs or you wish to be a sponsor, please contact Nancy Urice by calling at 847-634-4600.

12th Annual Garage Sale

Saturday, June 26, 2021 (Rain or Shine) TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. - (Set-up starts at 7:00 a.m.) Vernon Township will be hosting the 12th Annual Community Garage Sale in the west parking lot of the Prairie View Train Station. The township is selling two spaces (16 ft x 17 ft) for $25.00. The proceeds from the sale of spaces benefit the Vernon Township Food Pantry Inc. Crafters are welcome to participate. Applications are available at the Vernon Township Administration Building. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis. Spaces may be reserved in person at the township office or, if mailing the application, spaces will be assigned by the township. Everyone is invited to participate, however space is limited so reserve your spaces early. Deadline for reserving a space is June 11. You will need to bring your own supplies such as tables, chairs, clothes racks and shade screens. Clean up is the responsibility of the space holder at the end of the sale. For further information please call Vernon Township at (847) 634-4600

To apply to be a vendor at the garage sale, please click here.