Phoenix Rising Food Pantry

The Phoenix Rising Foundation runs a food pantry located at Shields Township. They appreciate 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.

The Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3:45 pm.

How to help

The Phoenix Rising Foundation Food Pantry appreciates donations of the following non-perishable foods in cans and boxes. You can drop them off at the food pantry and receive a receipt for your taxes. They are also grateful for volunteers to assist clients for 2-hour blocks on Wednesdays and Thursdays and to help in the garden in spring and summer.

What's needed

  • Fruit
  • Graham crackers
  • Non-sugared cereal
  • Almond milk, powdered milk
  • Ramen noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tomato sauce & pasta
  • Soup- particularly "meal" variety, broth and chicken noodle
  • 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 [email protected].