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 our always needed items (PDF) as well as our 2023 Fall Wish List (PDF).

The Food Pantry cannot accept donations of expired, open, or damaged items.  

The Food Pantry Now Accepts Credit Card Donations!


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.