100 Cleveland Ave
Carpentersville IL

Outreach Center

21 Washington St,
Carpentersville IL

Contact Us

(847) 783-7030

Pantry Hours

Wednesdays 5 -8pm
Registration Required


The Pantry is open on Wednesday evenings 5-8 PM for shopping. Additionally, we are open one Saturday per month from 9 to 10:30 am. That is typically the first Saturday of each month. Shopping is by appointment only. While we try our best to accommodate walk-ups, it is not always possible.

During your Pantry Shopping appointment, you will shop the aisles of the pantry, selecting the food and other available items that you prefer for your family. Offerings include produce, dairy items (including milk), bread & pastries, meat (frozen), canned food (soup, beans, vegetables, fruit, tuna, etc), cereal and other breakfast items, snack items, rice, pasta, and dry beans, and meal helpers. We do usually have some personal hygiene items available as well as diapers. So we can adequately serve all our neighbors, there will be item limits on most things, but trust us when we say – your cart will be FULL when you leave our pantry! 

PLEASE NOTE: We are occasionally closed in observance of holidays and to give our hard-working volunteers a break. You can visit the EVENT LIST to see our list of open days. 


We offer Food Box Pick-Up at our Outreach Center on several Thursdays each month from 4-6 PM. This is a two-hour window when you can drop into our Outreach Center and get a pre-packed box of non-perishable food. You must sign up for this assistance and slots are limited. 

It may vary each time, but box contents typically include: rice, beans, cereal, canned soup, vegetable and fruit, peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce, canned tuna and/or chicken. There are no perishable items (milk, bread, meat) included with the box.


For this Special Outreach Event, you will be able to browse available items and make your selections along with a small group of fellow neighbors during a 20-minute shopping window. Volunteers will be available to assist you if you have any questions or want help finding something.

Items available are mostly new, but some may be very gently-used or be in packaging that is damaged. Items are available in the following categories: clothing, home goods, technology, jewelry, toys, seasonal (Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween & Christmas), and other miscellaneous.

We will be re-stocking between each hour of shopping – so items will be consistently refreshed!


  • Arrive on time or no more than 10 minutes early for your appointment time.
  • Park on the street or in the back lot. DO NOT PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY.
  • You may bring no more than 2 additional household members with you. Young children must be by you at all times.
  • Be respectful of the fact that we only have limited appointments for this special distribution. If you make an appointment and then realize you cannot attend, please notify us as soon as possible at This will allow us to open up the appointment to another family.