As the Waukegan Public School District 60 strike continues, local food pantries are prepared to provide food to parents challenged with having enough food to provide three meals a day for their children while school is out of session. United Way of Lake County has partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide extra food to seven Waukegan food pantries to accommodate this immediate need. Food is provided free-of-charge to families in need in the Waukegan community.
The following food pantries have made special accommodations for families affected by the Waukegan Public School District 60 strike, allowing affected families to visit the pantry as needed:
Community Christian Church Food Pantry
1400 Yorkhouse Road, Waukegan
Open: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon
St. Anastasia Food Pantry
624 Douglas Avenue, Waukegan
Open: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
C.O.O.L. Food Pantry EAST
127 W. Water Street, Waukegan
Open: Mondays, 1 – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holy Family Food Pantry
912 8th Street, Waukegan
Open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry
800 S. Genesee St, Waukegan
Open: Saturdays: 10 a.m. – Noon
**Familiescan also receive special food at the soup kitchen on Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m.
Catholic Charities Lake Co. Food Pantry
671 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan
Open: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. – Noon & 1 – 3 p.m.
El Puente Latino
2415 N. Butrick, Waukegan
Open: Saturdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
To learn more about Northern Illinois Food Bank’s efforts to solve hunger locally, or to find the food pantry nearest your home, visit www.SolveHungerToday.org.