OUR PANTRY HELPS NEIGHBORS AND EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN NEW TRIER MAKE ENDS MEET
What We Need
New Trier Township is consistently ranked among the wealthiest areas in the United States. Adversity, however, knows no boundaries. Our clients face job loss, devastating illness, divorce, underemployment or other unforeseen life circumstances that prompt them to seek our assistance. If you would like to help a neighbor in-need, please review the pantry needs list.
If you are a New Trier Township resident in need, or if you know of a resident in need, please call Jeanne Winsted Rosser, Social Services Administrator at 847-446-8201 for a confidential interview. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. A voice mail message can be left at any time.
Where We Get Our Food
The township pantry is primarily supported by donations from the public (individual donors) or organized food and fund drives. A small line item allocation is available within the township budget to purchase food through local vendors. No donation is too small- all are appreciated.
Making a Difference
Despite an improving economy and lower unemployment rates, many of our clients are working several part-time jobs, or are now underemployed after the Great Recession. The township Food Pantry serves the needs of over 100 households per month, representing about 250 persons. The supplemental groceries and personal care items our clients receive are making a tremendous difference in their lives, while strengthening the communities we serve.