The Wheeling Township Food Pantry is stocked by donations from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in our community. We offer our sincere thanks to all who have been so generous in helping to make the food pantry available to those in need. Special thanks to the following recent donors for their generous contributions:
Wheeling High School
Wheeling High School Boys Basketball Program presented a check to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry for $3,000! Funds were raised through the 3rd annual Shoot for Hoops for Change fundraiser. 52 boys on the team shot a combined 20,800 free throws in only 3 hours. The goal was for players to learn that their passion for basketball could be used to do something bigger than themselves.The hope is that helping others will be integrated into their lives in the future.
The Arlington Heights Farmer's Market
The Arlington Heights Farmer's Market donated $500 to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Coordinated by Claudia Starck, the market is open every Saturday morning from 7:30AM to 12:30PM in Commuter Lot S at the corner of Vail and Freemont in Arlington Heights. Proceeds from the event are donated to various charities and the Wheeling Township Food Pantry used these funds to restock shelves with needed food items.
Cleats Manufacturing in Chicago donated $1,000 in Target gift cards to the Wheeling Township Adopt-A-Family holiday program. Many low income families were late in applying for aid and were placed on a waiting list pending donors. These cards were used to provide gifts to children on the waiting list so that no one who applied went without gifts at the holidays.
DonationsThe Food Pantry is stocked by donations received from the community. Wheeling Township residents who need food due to financial difficulties, or who are in the process of applying for DHS Food Stamps, may use the pantry. Please call 847-259-7730 for more information and an appointment.
With the exception of a slight cost for a staff person overseeing the pantry, Wheeling Township's Food Pantry is funded almost entirely with donations from the community -- food items and cash donations are received regularly. We recently tripled the size of the pantry with donated funds and 40 dedicated, hard working volunteers sort the food, keep the shelves stocked, and guide residents through the client choice shopping process. Visit our "Volunteer" site for information on various volunteer opportunities.
Most Needed Items:
• Beef Stew
• Dry Milk
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Meat Products such as Chicken, Hash, Ham
• Pancake Mix
• Peanut Butter
• Spaghetti Sauce
Toiletries and Paper Products
• Paper Towels
• Toilet Paper