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Food Pantry

Donations of unopened, unexpired food are accepted at the Township office M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Moraine Township welcomes donations of household items and unexpired food Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at our office at 800 Central Avenue, Highland Park (the east entrance to the building - not the Food Pantry entrance). Most needed items at this time:

  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, liquid soap, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies
  • Pasta Sauce – all kinds
  • Soup: Progresso / or box soup / or self-contained soup mix package
  • Please do not leave food outside the building evenings or weekends when the office is closed.

    The Food Pantry

    • Moraine Township Food Pantry is located at 800 Central Avenue, Highland Park
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      Moraine Township Food Pantry Hours

      Ø Tuesday 10 to noon; Martes 10 al mediodía
      Ø Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30; Miércoles 1:30 a 3:30
      Ø Thursdays 11:30 to 1:30; Jueves de 11:30 a 1:30

      Visitors are required to wear masks; Los visitantes deben usar máscaras



    • los martes de 10:00 a.m. hasta 2:00 p.m.
    • Otras veces solo con cita teléfono 847-432-3240

Download a Food Pantry Flyer (pdf).

View photos of our wonderful volunteers and donations

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The Pantry

Elm Place Middle Schoolers Levi Andrew and Andrew Kourkine produced this documentary on our food pantry in 2017.

Photos and News

Starting business to raise funds for Food Pantry

HPHS Varsity Soccer Girls collect and sort food as part of Random Acts of Kindness Campaign

Rabbis and staff of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El volunteer at Food Pantry January 2020.

Mike and Barbara Gelber keep the Food Pantry supplied with new books for Township clients

Art Center volunteers make scarves and blankets for Township residents

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.

Ari and Elan Marck greet Sunset Foods shoppers to help Moraine Township Food Pantry

Highland Park Hospital Leadership Team spends December morning helping at Food Pantry

(Left to right) Gabrielle Cummings, Bufi Selimos, Barb Croak, Renee Fasanella, Dorothy Starostecki, Rupa Mehta, Pam Sneed

Embassy Suites Deerfield collected 987 cans of food for Pantry November 2019

Thanks to Melissa Kerpel and Lutz Center for an amazing amount of food for our Pantry at the sixth annual Zumba Food Drive

Apollonia Caparelli celebrated her 6th birthday thinking of others and asked her friends to bring Food Pantry donations to her party instead of gifts for her birthday!

Thanks to Barbara Lansing and Idlewood Electric’s generous customers and vendors for an amazing food drive for Moraine Township Food Pantry

Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Emma Montagu and Debbie Hutchinson-Dettwiller of First Bank of Highland Park deliver food for the Pantry September 2019

Kim Silvestri Cohen and Alivia Cohen deliver popcorn to Moraine Township Food Pantry

Volunteers unload 7 pallets of food from Northern Illinois Food Bank

Hania Fuschetto, Paula Harris and Anne Flamino delivered 200 packages of diapers to benefit Moraine Township low-income families.

The diapers were collected through the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital employees and vendors Loyalty Committee during a special February diaper drive. "Diapers are a necessary expense for many families, and they often come in low supply at food pantries," said Hania Fuschetto, Community Relations Manager. "We're happy to help."

Ravinia School Celebrates a Day of Service

(2/14/19) Ravinia School celebrated a Day of Service on Valentine’s Day by collecting 366 toothbrush kits, 178 paper product kits and 96 dishwashing kits for Moraine Township Food Pantry clients. Amazing!

Rev. Brad Coleman from Highland Park Christ Church got all this food in his teeny weeny car.

Highland Park Ford / Lincoln donated 100 turkeys to Moraine Township’s Food Pantry for the 3rd consecutive year

Fusion Academy Lake Forest hosts food drive for Moraine Township Food Pantry

Holiday Food Drives

(12/11/18) Highland Park Chamber of Commerce members contribute baking supplies for Moraine Township Food Pantry at their annual Holiday Gala. Pictured Ginny Glasner and Michael LaMattina from the Chamber and Anne Flanigan Bassi (center)

(12/7/18) Guaranteed Rate hosts employee food drive for Moraine Township. Thanks, Alison Goldberg and Sarah Boyle


(11/10/18) Thanks Melissa and Kate, Moraine Township Trustee Cindy Wolfson and the Zumba dancers November 10 2018 for collecting food for the Pantry!

Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger

(05/20/18) Highland Park Letter Carriers delivered nearly 1,000 bags of food to the Moraine Township Food Pantry on May 12. Click to read more.

Wednesday morning volunteers treat themselves to lunch after working at the Food Pantry

Cooper Wallman and Stephen Knobel delivery gifts from Edgewood School for the Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive

Alison Goldberg and Kelley Donovan deliver food collected by the generous staff at Guaranteed Rate Deerfield.

A BIG thank you to Highland Park Ford/Lincoln for the donation of 100 turkeys to help make our Food Pantry client's holidays bountiful!

Dancing Out Hunger
Dancing Out Hunger yielded 40 bags of food for the Pantry on November 18, 2017.
Thanks Meliss, Kate, and Ruben. To dance off the holidays, contact Melissa at


The change collected at the two new "parking" meters installed in downtown Highland Park will lead to positive change in the community's fight against food insecurity. Spearheaded by Namrita Narula, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, all funds collected from the donation station meters will be used to purchase fresh produce for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.

"Food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, "and we were thrilled when Namrita came to the City Council with the request to have the collection sculptures in downtown to provide additional funding for the Food Pantry."

"We are inspired by the compassion and dedication of this young woman to help our neighbors going through difficult times," commented Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.Click to read more.

Pantry Plants Garden Project
In the Spring to Fall growing season, the Township has a "Pantry Plants Garden Project." Families are encouraged to join together in this project to provide fresh food to supplement the Food Pantry. Volunteers work the soil, plant donated plants, weed and till, and harvest.

Pantry Plants Garden 2016

Since its inception in summer 2006, the Park District of Highland Park has generously loaned the garden space in Woodridge Park in west Highland Park, and Anton's Fruit Ranch has supplied young vegetables of our choosing for planting. We are very grateful, and so are our client beneficiaries, who are also invited to help with the chores.

Get "down and dirty" with the Township this year! Make it a family or organization's community project: help work the garden at Woodridge Park. Contact the Township Office by email or phone 847-432-3240 to schedule a time.

Volunteers Needed! Ample rewards included! Fresh Air, Sunshine, Good Company, Good Deeds! Join us every Wednesday and Saturday morning all summer long at Woodridge Park 150 Barberry Road, Highland Park. Get Directions. On Wednesdays 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays 9:00 am to Noon.

And, if your personal garden provides more than you can consume, why not donate fresh-picked produce to our Food Pantry? We're open weekdays M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm.

planting hands
Join the fun - Bring your family - Help make the Garden grow
Click on the picture to see more photos.

Moraine Township Food Pantry Shelves Re-Stocked Thanks to Mariano's Northbrook Shoppers

Mariano's Northbrook store and its generous customers demonstrated the spirit of giving by purchasing bags of food to help stock the Moraine Township Food Pantry in Highland Park, as part of their Chicagoland Stuff The Squad program, in partnership with local police stations.

(Mariano's Manager Nick Durso, Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, volunteer Roxy Stefinko, and Northbrook Police Officer Brad Gutwillig)

"During July, customers were asked to purchase $5 or $10 bags of food for Moraine's Food Pantry. Customers responded, purchasing 159 bags of food for the Pantry!" reported Nick Durso, Mariano's Northbrook Store Manager. Click to read more.

BEST POSTAL FOOD DRIVE EVER!!!!! Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger
Highland Park Letter Carriers delivered almost 2,000 bags of food to Moraine Township's Food Pantry Saturday, May 13, 2017, and several Letter Carriers joined almost 40 other volunteers over the course of the afternoon and early evening to help unload food, carry it to the basement, and sort it into bins.

"This was a tremendous effort on the part of our Highland Park Letter Carriers, organized by Joe Cholewa. Letter Carriers stayed after unloading their trucks to help carry and sort food, and their effort was far above and beyond the call of duty and deeply appreciated," commented Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.

A special thanks to all the residents who left food contributions by their mailbox for letter carriers to bring to Moraine Township's Food Pantry.

"We have never had a food drive like this," noted Township Trustee Amy Zisook. "Every square inch of our office and pantry is filled with food. We are amazed!" Click to read more.

Community Members Support the Moraine Township Food Pantry

Birdie Cohen and Daphne Christopoulos present earnings from their lemonade stand to raise funds for the Food Pantry

Roxanne Kupfer with cleaning supplies and paper products from Building Blocks Childhood Center collection for Moraine Township Food Pantry.

Kevin Klug, owner of Klug Orchards, donates produce weekly to Moraine Township Food Pantry at the Ravinia Farmers Market - thanks to Mike Babian for facilitating this valuable nutritious donation for our Pantry.

Kelly Nichols of Mom's Clean Air Force hosts local food drive for Moraine Township

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