Palatine Township Food Pantry

The Palatine Township Food Pantry provides assistance to anyone in need living within our Township boundaries.  Many clients have traditional families that have had temporary setbacks due to unemployment or illness; single parent families where one income barely pays the rent and senior citizens and the disabled who face spiraling medical costs.  The pantry has served an average of 345 families each month during the past year. Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge.  Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food.  Our client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry is open:

  • Effective Monday May 10,  2021
  • Every Monday from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM, every Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, and Thursday from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM


We rely on and appreciate all nonperishable donations.  Food drives are always needed to keep our shelves stocked, but each and every individual donation adds up, enabling us to fulfill our mission.

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* Please select the Palatine Township’s Gift Registry Address as the delivery address. Include your email, phone number and address on the Amazon donation so that we can send you a receipt. Thank you.

Need immediately: 

  • Razors/Shavers, Shaving Gel/Shaving Cream (for women and men)
  • Toothpaste, Deodorant, Body wash, Shampoo
  • Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Paper Towels, Kleenex
  • Gluten Free and Nut Free products
  • Light maple syrup
  • Sugar free items
  • Diabetic foods/snacks
  • Flavored Pasta Sauce
  • Granola Bars
  • Dry dog food and canned cat food

Recurring donations needed: 

  • Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup
  • Granola Bars
  • Snacks (crackers/chips/etc.)
  • Crunchy Peanut butter
  • Coffee
  • Condiments – Ketchup, Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise
  • Flavored Pasta Sauce


Current Needs of Pantry:

  • Spaghetti Sauce, Meat Flavored and or Herbed, Mushroom
  • Pasta: Rigatoni, Angel Hair, Penne, Spaghetti Noodles, Rice Noodles, PHO, Pad Thai Noodles, Zitti
  • Canned Peas, Cream Corn, Corn Kernels, Canned Carrots
  • Beef Vegetable Soup, Beef Barley Soup, Steak and Potato Soup, Vegetable Soup
  • Cake Mixes, white, Chocolate, Yellow, Strawberry
  • Brownie Mix
  • Coconut Milk
  • Evaporated Condensed milk
  • Chocolate Chips for baking
  • Crackers, Potato Chips in individual bags for lunches
  • Juice boxes for lunches
  • Apple Juice in Quart Bottles
  • Vegetable Oil 48 ozs. size
  • Fritos
  • Hamburger helper
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Coffee Ground and Instant regular and Decaf
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Toothpaste
  • Dog Food Wet and Dry
  • Cat Food Dry
  • Salad Dressing
  • Mayonaise
  • Hot Sauce, Mustard
  • Dried Beans: Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers Size 5,6,7

Monetary donations are also appreciated and are fully tax deductible.  The name of the charitable organization is the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund.  As a member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, monetary donations are used to buy both nonperishable and fresh food in bulk at greatly reduced prices. From a Pantry family: “I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. I am truly grateful for your support at this difficult time in our lives. Without your help I would be unable to feed my family…” Thank you for your donation and making a difference in our community.


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