Milton Township Food Pantry

Food Pantry History

Milton Township, through its General Assistance Department, operates an on-site Food Pantry for individuals and families in need here in Milton Township. Begun by office staff bringing in food from home to help those who visited our General Assistance office, the Pantry was incorporated in 2002 as an Illinois not-for-profit and granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. It is entirely supported by donations from the community – no tax dollars are used and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Christmas Sharing Baskets are available to qualified families through the generosity of community organizations and can be requested after October 1st.  

We work hard to ensure that no one in true need goes hungry here in the Township. For further information, please call our Township office at (630) 668-1616.

Hours of Operation:

Open Pantry Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open pantry is available to qualified individuals living in Milton Township. You may visit the Pantry without an appointment during this time though it is recommended that you arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. to guarantee service. Volunteers gather non-perishables for clients based on family size. You will be given a form to fill out what you and your family are in need of. All client choices are based on availability.

Clients may get food from open pantry or regular pantry twice per calendar month.

Outside of Regular Hours:

Outside of the Regular Hours By Appointment Only, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

The Pantry is open with an appointment during this time.  Same-day service is not guaranteed.  

Food Pantry Donor & Volunteer News

Looking to donate?

While food donations are welcome and accepted, monetary donations can go much further.  Through a partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Milton Township Food Pantry purchases discounted food items in bulk to feed those in need.

Monetary donations may be made by cash or check.  Please make check payable to “Milton Township Food Pantry.”  Any contribution big or small is a great help! Food donations may be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Milton Township Food Pantry within the Town Hall building. 

Although Food Pantry donations are welcome year-round, shortages are common during non-holiday months.  Please consider the Milton Township Food Pantry for your organization’s next service project!  The Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 charity.

Thank you for your Generosity

Please call Milton Township and ask to speak to Dave at (630) 668 -1616 with any questions regarding the Food Pantry. 

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