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Donations to the Together We Cope food pantry are very important, helping us feed nearly 5,000 people a month—our neighbors in 27 south suburban communities, many of whom could not put food on the table without your help. Also, we buy food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and receive some food at no cost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But donations from generous local businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, and community groups make an enormous difference, enabling us to feed about 5,000 people each month.
Getting these items from Together We Cope enables our clients to spend their own money on rent or mortgage. That way, they can stay in their homes.
We always need boxed cereal, canned beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meats (chili, tuna, chicken, stew, etc.) canned soup, canned spaghetti sauce, jelly or jam, macaroni & cheese, oatmeal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, and tomato sauce. Click here for a list of foods that we always need.
These things are not covered by a Link card: bar soap • body lotion • body wash • dental floss • deodorant / antiperspirant • Q-tips (travel size) • razors • shampoo • shaving cream • toothbrushes • toothpaste. Click here for a personal care needs checklist or click here for a baby care needs checklist.
We also need gift cards to grocery stores in the south and southwest suburban area. These donations are welcome year-round and are particularly helpful during the holiday season.
Bring donations to the rear entrance of our food pantry at 17010 S. Oak Park Avenue in downtown Tinley Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursdays between 2 and 7 p.m.
We’re happy to provide you or your group with food drive bins and labels and to pick them up when they’re full. Call our food pantry services manager at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7228.
To learn more, call our volunteer coordinator, Cathy Trongeau at at 708-633-5040, ext. 7211.
Businesses seeking to donate to our pantry, or to our agency, please call Tony Roman, pantry services manager at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7228 – or – Karen Moran, director of development, at (708) 263-0302, ext. 6104.
Your ID and a piece of mail, postmarked within the last 60 days that shows your current address are required. Individuals residing within our service area are eligible to receive groceries for themselves or their families once a month. Individuals who do not live within our service area are allowed one bag of emergency food, one time per year.
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