Resources

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: (https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food/)

Find assistance with SNAP/Food Stamps  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) by visiting:   https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/snap-food-stamps/

Find nutrition information herehttps://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/myplate

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.
www.topboxfoods.com

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

For information on COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf 

For updates from the State of Illinois, please visit: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

To find a testing site near you, please visit: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

For questions about face masks, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

The Governor has required the temporary closure of all care facilities. However, the he is committed to helping families. For more information, visit: coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/resources-for-families-and-children
To locate child care for parents at this time, call the statewide toll free number (888) 228-1146
Or visit the emergency care website: https://emergencycare.inccrra.org/

 

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 211LakeCounty.org

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

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

Find other resources here: https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/additional-services/ 

Free/Low Cost Internet
For more information, visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/ConnectIllinois/Pages/LowCostBroadband.aspx

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
For unemployment benefits questions, call: 1-800-244-5631
Or visit the IDES website: www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/default.aspx
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: http://www.dhs.state.il.us
To apply for assistance visit: ABE.Illinois.gov
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
www.illinoisworknet.com

Veteran Services
www1.va.gov
www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/Veteran_Services.aspx

Official Health Marketplace
http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

COBRA
www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fscobra.html

Comprehensive healthcare for children
www.allkids.com

Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Program
www.chip.state.il.us

Free way to find a list of housing options in Illinois
www.ilhousingsearch.org/

LIHEAP/Weatherization
http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/UtilityBillAssistance/Pages/HowtoApply.aspx

Emergency Assistance Hotline: 877-411-9276

Money Management Tips – Powered by Bank of America and Khan Academy
https://www.bettermoneyhabits.com/index.html