Individuals/Families Looking for Food Pantry Assistance
Help is available for individuals and families with children living in Mount Prospect who need assistance at any time during the year. A financial assessment is required once every six months. Residents who qualify are eligible to access the Food Pantry once a month. Residents must first contact the Human Services Department at 847/870-5680 to schedule a financial assessment appointment.
The Human Services Department operates a Food Pantry which is stocked through generous donations from individuals, civic organizations, local churches, schools and businesses. The Department accepts donations during Village Hall business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simply bring donations to the Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., 2nd Floor. If assistance is needed with unloading items, please contact 847/870-5680.
The Food Pantry has a variety of non-perishable items that residents use on a regular basis. For those interested in donating to the supply, please do not donate cans larger than 32 oz. or packages larger than 5 lbs. as our donations are given to individuals and families, thus smaller portions work best. Keep in mind, we cannot accept expired items.
The items that are most needed are listed below:
• Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups
• Canned Beef Stew, Chicken & Dumplings, SPAM, etc.
• Canned Meats/Tuna
• Canned Ravioli & Spaghetti
• Tomato Sauce and Spaghetti Sauce
• Jam & Jelly
• Instant Mashed Potatoes
• Gluten Free Items
• Sugar Free Items
Holiday Meal Basket Program
Help is available to individuals and families living in Mount Prospect who need assistance during the holiday season (November and December). Please contact the Human Services Department at 847/870-5680 to schedule a financial assessment appointment. A department social worker or counselor will determine an individual or families eligibility for the program. Individuals who have utilized the Food Pantry throughout the year are given first priority. Additional openings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Eligible residents receive holiday meal baskets and a gift certificate for the Thanksgiving holiday season. Families with children may also participate in the Mount Prospect Fire Department’s Holiday Toy Distribution.
Additional Community Resources
Elk Grove Township General Assistance (Serves Elk Grove Township residents)
Wheeling Township General Assistance (Serves Wheeling Township residents)