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South Suburban Food Pantries
The Village of Flossmoor has compiled a list of area food pantries that serve for people experiencing food insecurity as well as for individuals interested in donating or volunteering. Many food pantries in the south suburbs are supported by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a non-profit organization that strives to end hunger by connecting neighbors with healthy food and advancing solutions that address the root causes of hunger. For more information about the Greater Chicago Food Depository visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
Read on to learn which local food pantries serve the Village of Flossmoor, how to get connected with needed resources, or to donate.
Grace M.B.C. Pantry
Location: 16650 S. Crawford Avenue, Markham, IL 60428
Phone Number: (708) 339-2060
Distribution Hours: Saturday – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations will be accepted prior to distribution from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays at Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Accepted items include fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat options and canned goods. All items must be in date. Contact Pantry Director Clara Johnson at (708) 420-1937 for additional inquires.
Service Area: Markham, Robbins, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, Midlothian, Homewood, Flossmoor and Oak Forest
Location: 1439 Emerald Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone Number: (708) 755-4357
Distribution Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – closed for lunch 12 to 1 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday – 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Contact the organization to make a donation. Canned goods and non-perishable food items, in date, will be accepted.
Service Area: Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Homewood, Richton Park, Lansing, Calumet City, Glenwood, Flossmoor, Thornton, Country Club Hills, Steger, Matteson and Olympia Fields
The Pantry of Rich Township
Location: 22013 Governors Hwy, Richton Park, IL 60471
Phone Number: (708) 748-6722
Distribution Hours: Tuesday & Thursday – 1 to 3 p.m.; 2nd Friday of the Month is free produce day 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations will be collected from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Contact Pantry Director Odette Gueringer to schedule a donation drop-off.
Service Area: Rich Township
Hattie B Williams Food Pantry
Location: 5217 149th St, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Phone Number: (708) 331-3511
Distribution Hours: Thursdays 10:30 to 12:30 & Fridays 9:15 a.m. 10 12:15 p.m.
Donations are accepted during distribution hours on Thursdays and Fridays. Contact Pantry Director Annie Hill at (708) 596-1384 to schedule a donation drop off. Accepted items include canned goods and non-perishables as well as meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables and snacks.
Service Area: South Suburbs
St. Paul Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Location: 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, IL 60443
Phone Number: (708) 935-0819
Distribution Hours: Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact Ruth Treichel to schedule a donation drop-off or to volunteer for distribution. Accepted items include canned goods, dairy products, eggs, meat and paper products.
Service Area: All in need
Restoration Ministries Pantry
Location: 253 E. 159th Street, Harvey, IL 60426
Phone Number: (708) 333-3370
Distribution Hours: Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Donations are accepted Monday through Friday at Restoration Ministries Church. Call in advance to schedule drop-off. Accepted items include non-perishable foods, meats and dairy products, and new/gently used clothes.
Service Area: Harvey
Chicago Heights Park District with Chicago Miracle Temple
Location: Chicago Heights East Golf Course 315 Glenwood Road, near Prairie State College
Phone Number: (708) 209-0949
Distribution Hours: 4th Friday of the Month – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact Betty Mcfarland to make a donation to the pantry.
Service Area: Chicago Heights
Bremen Township Produce Mobile
Location: 16361 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL 60428 (drive-thru only)
Phone Number: (708) 333-9530
Hours: 2nd Friday of the Month – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact Bremen Township to make a donation.
Service Area: Bremen Township