Become a Client

Whether you need assistance for a short period of time or a long period of time, if you are in need, we are here to help.


  • You must be a resident of Des Plaines or have children who attend Des Plaines public schools.

  • Register for the first time on a Tuesday between 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. or Saturday between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Visit the Pantry only one time each calendar month.

Required Documentation

  1. Proof that you live in Des Plaines (utility bill, current rent agreement, medical bill, bank statement, etc.)

  2. Photo ID of each person over the age of 18 living in your home

  3. Proof of income (last 2 pay stubs, bank statement, SSI statement, or last year's income tax form, etc.) for all adults in household

  4. Birth certificates for any children (under the age of 18) living with you

Your personal information is for our records only. We keep this confidential and do not share it with any other agency.

Additional Resources
1420 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016

  • Call 2-1-1 or visit for essential community services. A program of United Way.