Local Resources Related to Food Security and More

Food insecurity continues to be a concern for many households. In fact, in 2023 the Niles Township Food Pantry served more than 70,000 of our neighbors. Nationwide, one in six Americans seek help with food each year.

The food resources below are available if you or someone you know needs a helping hand.

Niles Township Food Pantry
Must be a resident of Niles Township with a current Illinois driver's license or state ID
Location: 8341 Lockwood, Skokie
Phone: 847-983-0073

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:30–11:30 am and 1–3:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30 am, 1–3:30 pm and 4:30–6:30 pm
  • Closed the last two business days of each month for cleaning and restocking

Rahmah Interfaith Food Pantry
Serves Halal food; Bring Greater Chicago Food Depository ID or register at the food pantry with a photo ID
Location: 7412 Milwaukee, Niles
Phone: 773-501-4479

  • Sundays noon–2 pm

Hillside Food Pantry
Identification (such as a driver’s license) is required—limited to one visit per week
Location: 2727 Crawford, Evanston
Phone: 847-328-7182

  • Wednesdays 4–6 pm 
  • Saturdays 2–4 pm

Mihut’s Romanian Mission Food Pantry
Serving Cook County residents with a current photo ID
Location: 7300 N. Natchez, Niles (behind Bethany Church; enter through door 9)
Phone: 224-908-0623
Availability: Thursdays 6:30–8:30 pm

CityLine Bible Church Food Pantry
Anyone is welcome
Location: 7333 N Caldwell, Niles
Phone: 847-920-7496

  • First and third Saturdays 9:30–11 am
  • First-time guests may register with Pastor Jay by text, email, or phone

Vineyard Christian Church Food Pantry
For Illinois residents with photo or Greater Chicago Food Depository ID—no more than two visits per month per household
Location: 2495 Howard, Evanston
Phone: 847-328-4544
Availability: Wednesdays 6–8 pm

Local Little Free Food Pantries

  • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie
  • Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood
  • Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W. Oakton, Niles
  • St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8013 Laramie, Skokie

If you have students in your home or if you are an older adult, contact your local school district and Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois for additional resources. If you’d like to check if you are eligible for the State of Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), use the ABE (Application for Benefits Eligibility) website tool. The Village of Skokie Health and Human Services Department can help you apply. 

We can also connect you with community resources related to career services and mental health. If you need more information, please reach out to the library and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.