Elk Grove Township Announces New Food Pantry Truck
Elk Grove Township is proud to announce the addition of a food pantry truck, which will be available to serve in-need residents beginning in mid-May. This new truck will provide a more convenient way for residents to utilize the Township food pantry through deliveries, and for individuals, organizations and businesses to make donations. Boxed food supplied by the Greater Chicago Food Depository will also be dropped off by the truck to in-need seniors and disabled individuals who sign up to receive deliveries.
Meanwhile, Township bus services continue to transport elderly and disabled riders to doctor appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies within Elk Grove Township. Bus drivers are also regularly dropping off food for those registered for bus services. This transportation service is provided at no cost. To register, call the Transportation Department at 847-437-0300.
The Township continues to offer financial assistance to help with rent, utilities and other emergency needs, which due to skyrocketing unemployment resulting from the pandemic and business closures, has grown exponentially. Applications are being taken over the phone by calling 224-265-6111.
For those seeking new employment, virtual job assistance is available through the Employment Support Services Department. Residents can get help updating resumes and practicing interviewing skills, along with educational webinars related to finding a new job. Call 224-222-0935 for additional information.
Complimentary counseling services are additionally available throughout the month of May for individuals who are dealing with challenges. Individual, child and family 'teletherapy' counseling is provided through secured video conferencing from licensed therapists. Call 847-981-0373 to learn more.
"Through this pandemic, we are doing what we have always done, which is to empower our residents through our community, with many resources to help them through challenging times," said Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney.
Residents, businesses and organizations are invited to contact the Township to make a donation to the food pantry, schedule a convenient time for pick up by the Township truck, or to request a food delivery. Please call 224-265-6111 for more information or visit elkgrovetownship.com.