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 caseworkers 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. Clients may get food from open pantry or regular pantry twice per calendar month.
The Pantry is open with an appointment during this time. Same-day service is not guaranteed. The Food Pantry is available to qualified individuals living in Milton Township. Caseworkers and volunteers gather non-perishables for clients based on family size. Clients may get food from open pantry or regular pantry twice per calendar month.
How To Help
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 located at:
1492 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Interested in volunteering? Please call Milton Township directly at 630.668.1616 to see what opportunities might be available.
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 an IRC 501(c)3 charity.