Pantry Priority Needs List

Items that you donate will stock our pantry shelves, helping people in need in throughout New Trier Township. 

Individuals who visit the pantry often have children. Donating healthy food items that most families buy to feed growing children and teens will help our clients lead healthier lives. 

Many others are single person households. It is better to donate an item sized to feed a smaller family or individuals, rather than super-sized items.


Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


This list includes some of the most needed items, as well as other recommendations. Please choose products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and that do not require refrigeration. We prefer not to have products packaged in glass. All items should be in their original, unopened packaging, recently purchased and in good condition. For safety and health reasons, we do not accept food that is past its "best used by" date.


Current Priority food items

  • Cereal and oatmeal
  • Brown and white rice
  • Canned fruit
  • Salad dressings
  • Juices
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels