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Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
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Direct donations to the Food Pantry allow us to keep the pantry in stock with necessary food and supplies.

Click on the donation button below to help us buy food and supplies for the Pantry.

Moraine Township Food Pantry's Most Needed Items

  • Crackers
  • Taco shells and seasoning
  • Applesauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Jelly & Jam
  • Cereal
  • Diapers: Size 3, 4, and 5
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies

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Income Tax Assistance for Low-Income Taxpayers

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 TO APRIL 11, 2020

Moraine Township has IRS-trained volunteers available to confidentially assist low and moderate income residents prepare their 2019 federal and Illinois income tax returns.

THIS SERVICE IS FREE TO QUALIFIED TAXPAYERS

Residents served by Moraine Township’s program for free tax help generally have basic tax returns and household income of $55,000 or less.

Call 847-780-6644 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in hours are Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm from Febrary 8, 2020 to April 11, 2020.

Download the VITA 2020 Flyer

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NOTICES

Sunset Fundraiser Final Total Breaks the Record! >>
Moraine Township Trustee Cindy Wolfson spearheaded our Sunset Foods Fundraiser for the sixth consecutive year staging two groups of volunteers for 2-hour shifts for three consecutive days to ask shoppers to support the Food Pantry.

Final numbers from Sunset plus a late check combined to break last year's record donations. Our total for three days was $14,100.87!!! There were 744 donations at the cash register plus many hundreds in the bucket. We are grateful to Sunset Foods for providing us the opportunity to easily reach a large number of donors in just three days.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to almost 50 volunteers – some wokring multiple shifts over three days - who made this possible!

Sunset Foods Shoppers Share Holiday Spirit >>
During the first weekend in December, Sunset Foods customers responded to Moraine Township Food Pantry volunteers and added donations at checkout or the contribution bin to help the Food Pantry purchase produce, eggs, cheese and meat throughout the year. Almost 50 volunteers, some working multiple shifts over three days, helped the Township raise a record $14,100.00 from Sunset shoppers.Read more>>

Ever wonder what Moraine Township does? >>
Find out more by reading our Winter 2019 Newsletter! Read more>>

Looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities? We can help!

  • Food Pantry: weekly shifts or occasional help
  • VITA: training with IRS to prepare income tax returns for low-income residents
  • ACA: train with CMS to help residents sign up for health insurance on the Federal Marketplace
  • Food Pantry Garden: help needed Wednesday and Saturday mornings during gardening season
  • Find Out More.

Need a Passport Book or Card? Applications now accepted at Moraine Township >>
(05/20/18) Moraine Township is now certified to process first-time Passport Book and Passport Card Applications. Continue Reading >>

Moraine Township Services

Download a flyer (pdf).

Services available to all residents

  • Door-to-Door van transportation for seniors and disabled residents 847-432-3000
  • RTA discount cards
  • Voter registration
  • Free Notary service
    • Free Notary service (EXCEPT for documents relating to the conveyance of residential real property)
  • Help enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
  • NEW Passport application processing
  • Township Assessor 847-432-2100 Help with exemptions, understanding your assessment, filing an objection

Services for income-qualified residents

  • General / Emergency Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Utility assistance
  • Medical alert monitoring program for seniors and disabled residents
  • Application assistance: Medicaid, SNAP, Benefit Access, TANF
  • Resource referral for specific needs
  • Free income tax return preparation for low-and-moderate-income taxpayers

Servicios disponibles para todos los residentes

  • Transporte de camioneta puerta a puerta para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados 847-432-3000
  • Tarjetas de descuento RTA
  • Registro para votar
  • Servicio gratuito de notario publico
    • Servicio gratuito de notario public (EXCEPTO para documentos relacionados con el traspaso de bienes inmuebles residenciales)
  • Ayuda para inscribirse en el seguro de salud. bajo la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio
  • NUEVO: procesamiento de solicitud de pasaporte
  • Asesor de Municipio 847-432-2100 Ayuda con las exenciones, entendiendo tu evaluación, presentación de una objeción

Servicios para residentes calificados por ingresos

  • Asistencia general y de emergencia
  • Despensa de alimentos
  • Asistencia de utilidades
  • Programa de alerta médicas para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados que viven solos
  • Solicitud de asistencia: Medicaid, SNAP Acceso a Beneficios, TANF
  • Recursos para necesidades específicas
  • Preparación gratis de la declaración de impuestos para contribuyentes de ingresos bajos y moderados

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