Niles Family Services Food Pantry

The Niles Family Services food pantry is open for Village of Niles residents. The food has been donated to our pantry to help families who have little or no food. There is a procedure in order to receive food. Please call for more information.

IMPORTANT: Special Food Pantry Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 4/12/2021

Niles Family Services has resumed regular operations effective 4/12/2021.   The office is open to the public and the food pantry is resuming regular operations (see below for more information on regular hours).   Precautions (including temperature checks, face masks and social distancing) remain in effect throughout the building. 

Donations to the food pantry can now be dropped off during regular business hours.   The current needs for the food pantry include canned goods, pasta, and chili.   Gift cards are also appreciated due to the flexibility this allows due to dietary restrictions.   More information below on other food resources in the area. 

We look forward to serving Niles residents again in person, and encourage everyone to continue to be thoughtful of each other and our Niles neighbors!  

Updated 9/18/2020

Receive assistance: Currently, the Niles Family Services food pantry and financial assistance program are available by appointment only. Call (847) 588-8460.

Give assistance: Donations for the food pantry are welcomed, and are being accepted by appointment only. Call (847) 588-8460.

Current Food Pantry Needs:

  • The highest priority need for donations to the food pantry right now are cleaning supplies.
  • Also needed are paper plates, plastic utensils, and cups.
  • If you prefer to donate food items, the most useful items are canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna, cereals (individual sized), oatmeal, crackers, rice, peanut butter, jelly, Chef Boyardee cans, chili, and pasta sauce.

Niles Family Services encourages neighbors to look out for one another, if you know someone in need please contact (847) 588-8460 or print a Neighbor Care Card and leave for a vulnerable resident who may need assistance.

Regular Operations

During regular operations, the Food Pantry is open during the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
    • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
    • 2:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday and Friday
    • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

The food pantry collects non-perishable items. All donations including monetary and food certificates are always welcome and are greatly appreciated.

Local Food Distribution Sites

City Line Bible Church
7333 Caldwell Ave, Niles, IL
By Appointment Only | 847- 214-3207
Food Pick Up | Saturday’s 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church
8300 N. Greenwood Ave, Niles, IL
By Appointment Only | 847- 823-2550
Food Pick Up | Wednesday’s and Saturday’s 1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.

Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
7373 N. Caldwell Ave, Niles, IL
By Appointment Only | 847- 647-8880
Food Pick Up | Thursday’s 11:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

Niles Township Food Pantry
5255 Main St. Ave, Niles, IL
847- 983-0073
Available if you reside east of Harlem Ave

Maine Township Food Pantry
1700 Ballard Ave, Park Ridge, IL
847- 297-2510
Available if you reside west of Harlem Ave

Free fresh produce for residents of Niles and the Surrounding Community. 

St. Isaac Jogues Parish along with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Catholic Charities is organizing a Drive-Through Food Distribution 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

4:30pm – 6:00pm

WHERE: St. Isaac Jogues Parish Parking Lot 

8149 W. Golf Road Niles 

* Walk up and Drive Through Distribution Available 

WHO: Open to anyone who needs the support! 

Food will be given away on a FIRST-COME/FIRST-SERVED basis, until supplies last, distribution will take place “rain or shine.” 

Be sure to bring a cart to carry your food home! 

For more information about additional food resources in our community, please contact the 

Greater Chicago Food Depository at 773-247-FOOD or visit their website at HERE 

For additional Social Services in our community, please contact Catholic Charities North Regional Service Center at 847-376-2100 or call their Suburban Cook County Call Center at 877-426-6515

Click to visit  Catholic Charities Des Plaines 

Catholic Charities stands ready to support basic human needs for food, emergency assistance and housing to those hit hardest by the COVID-19 virus, or those struggling, for any number of reasons.  Following are key numbers and information to share, for access to our emergency stabilization, food and counseling services:

Food Pantries and evening hot meal programs are available at 1717 Rand Road, in Des Plaines.  Food Packs and Hot Meals are distributed utilizing curbside distribution, while adhering to distancing protocols.  For more information dial 847-376-2100, clients can also be connected to our emergency stabilization case managers, on-site, by calling this number. 

Food Pantry Hours In Des Plaines Are: 

Tuesday 10am-noon, 1-3pm 

Wednesday 10am-noon, 1-6pm

Thursday 10am-noon, 1-3pm

Hot Meals are distributed on Tuesday & Thursday evening at 6pm.

For urgent needs, please call 877-426-6515, this is the point of entry, for our agency wide stabilization services.  This call center responds to requests for emergency financial assistance and coordinated entry shelter and housing needs for suburban cook county residents.  Individuals in Chicago, dial 311.  

Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call the counseling intake number at 312-655-7725