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).

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.