Food Pantry

The Shields Township Food Pantry depends on donations by individuals and community organizations to assist residents experiencing temporary financial difficulties or who are on fixed incomes and hard-pressed to make ends meet. Please call 847-234-0802 for information on receiving food from the Pantry.

The Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am -4pm.

How to help

In addition to donations by cash or check, the Shields Township Food Pantry needs the following non-perishable foods in cans and boxes. Just drop them off at the Township Office. We'll be happy to provide you with a receipt for your taxes. For more information about the pantry and/or how, where, and when to donate, please call 847-234-0802.

What's needed

  • Fruit
  • Juice
  • Non-sugared cereal
  • Evaporated milk, powdered milk
  • Baby food
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tomato sauce & pasta
  • Soup
  • Canned tuna, canned chicken
  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Pork & beans
  • Peanut butter, jelly/jam
  • Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc.
  • Pancake mix
  • Maple syrup
  • Tea, coffee, drink mixes
  • Cake and muffin mixes
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Detergent, cleaning supplies
  • Personal items: shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste
  • Disposable diapers all infant sizes and adult diapers

In addition, the pantry is very grateful to receive donations of fresh produce, cooking oil, herbs and spices, salt, and sugar.

It's simple to set up a food drive!

Your church, school group, or organization can make a big difference for fellow residents who have been hit by the tough economy. The Township will provide you with a simple checklist of needed items and, if necessary, pick up the donated items at your location. For details, please contact Supervisor Terry Darraugh at 847-234-0802 or e-mail