If you have a more urgent need, please click here to find a local pantry near you.  For additional information, please email [email protected] or call 630-443-6914. If you are in need of additional assistance, please check out the following sites:

For additional food resources, please see the following:

Find a pantry near you here: (

Find assistance with SNAP/Food Stamps  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) by visiting:

Find nutrition information here

Top Box Foods
Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer easily accessible, delicious, and healthy food at affordable prices.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

For information on COVID-19, please visit: 

For updates from the State of Illinois, please visit:

To find a testing site near you, please visit:

For questions about face masks, please visit:

The Governor has required the temporary closure of all care facilities.  For more information, visit:
To locate child care for parents at this time, call the statewide toll free number (888) 228-1146
Or visit the emergency care website:


In LAKE County, call or text 2-1-1 for help with housing, utilities, mental health and addiction, health care, crisis help, support, and more. Visit

In WINNEBAGO County, visit PATH to find help with housing, utilities, and more.

  • Winnebago County Information
    County website:
  • Winnebago County Health Department
    Phone number: (815) 720-4000
    County COVID-19 information:
  • Rock Valley College Dislocated Workers Program
    Phone Number: 815-921-2200 or 815-395-6619
  • The Workforce Connection (Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties)Phone: 815-847-7574Website: http:www.theworkforceconnection.orgThe Workforce Connection serves Winnebago, Boone, and Stephenson counties. Current resources include: job training, computer and internet access, job search and resume assistance, refugee and immigrant services, assistive technology, and more..

In DEKALB County, call 2-1-1 or visit PATH to find help with housing, utilities, and more.

  • DeKalb County Information
    County website:
  • DeKalb County Health Department
    Phone number: (815) 758-6673
    County COVID-19 information:
  • Network of Nations: Network of Nations (NofN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that links Northern Illinois University (NIU) and community international students with each other and with volunteers from churches in the DeKalb Co., Illinois area. Network of Nations is committed to extending hospitality and practical assistance, and offering them a caring community for friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

Find other resources here: 

Free/Low Cost Internet
For more information, visit:

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
For unemployment benefits questions, call: 1-800-244-5631
Or visit the IDES website:
Please note: IDES has been experiencing a higher than normal influx of inquiries. Please be patient but persistent in your outreach

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
Apply for SNAP, Medical Assistance, and other assistance programs.
Visit their website to learn more about what programs and assistance IDHS can help provide:
To apply for assistance visit:
You can also call the ABE hotline for assistance at 1-800-843-6154

Illinois Department of Aging: Senior HelpLine
If you’re a senior citizen in Illinois trying to reach the Senior HelpLine, call: 1-800-252- 8966

Free services for career, education and work support

Veteran Services

Official Health Marketplace


Comprehensive healthcare for children

Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Program

Free way to find a list of housing options in Illinois


Emergency Assistance Hotline: 877-411-9276

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