Food

Rich-Faber-in-pantrywideDonations to our 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.

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.

What to donate

We need these nonperishable groceries
all year long.
Download a printer-friendly staples list.

baby food                canned vegetables          peanut butter        soup
beans                       cereal                                 jelly                           tomato sauce
canned fruits          pasta                                  rice                            tuna

Our clients also need these personal care products, which are not covered by a Link card. Download a printer-friendly list of needed personal care products.

bar soap                 dental floss                                razors                      toothpaste
body lotion            deodorant/antiperspirant       shaving cream        toothbrushes
body wash             Q-tips (travel size)                     shampoo

Help our youngest clients, by donating these items: 
Download a printer-friendly needs list for our youngest clients.

baby shampoo                  baby lotion                      baby wipes
diapers (especially sizes 4–6)

Grocery store gift cards are a help
We also need gift cards to grocery stores in the south and southwest suburban area. These donations are welcome year-round but are particularly helpful during the holiday season.

 

How to donate

You can drop off donations at the rear entrance of our food pantry at 17010 So. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park between  9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and between 2 and 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

For food drives: We’re happy to provide bins in advance and to pick them up when they’re full. Email George Rumbaugh, pantry services manager, or phone him at 708-633-5040, ext. 7228.

Corporations: For food companies seeking to donate large quantities, please email George Rumbaugh, pantry services manager, or phone him at 708-633-5040, ext. 7228.