Although the economy has improved since the Great Recession, many area residents remain underemployed, while others working several part-time jobs to get by. Our client base is diverse and often our senior citizens, single parents and individuals facing disabilities are at the greatest risk of food insecurity.

The Township Food Pantry is an important service for residents whose incomes do not cover all their needs. Our shelves offer a variety of canned and packaged food, useful paper goods, laundry detergent and toiletry items for all ages. A freezer is stocked with vegetables, meat, poultry, and nutritious frozen dinners. 

The Food Pantry is open to qualified residents of New Trier Township, which includes the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield. In order to qualify for assistance, a social worker meets with the individual making the request and determines if they are eligible for assistance. At that time, the social worker can also inform the individual of other assistance programs that may be of service.

If you are a New Trier Township resident in need, or if you know of a resident that may benefit from our assistance, please call Jeanne Winsted Rosser, Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201 or contact her via email for a confidential interview. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A voice mail message can be left at any time.


To learn how you can make a donation or run a food drive, please contact Brian Leverenz at (847) 446-8203.

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