Updated January 29, 2023
Location: 1938 S. Mannheim Road, Westchester
Open to Clients:
Every Wednesday, 4-7pm, (4:30-7pm, starting in March), and
Every Saturday, 9-11am
CONSIDER GIVING A SECURE ONLINE DONATION HERE
For your donation, use the Drop Down Box on the PayPal donation page and select –
‘General Fund’, or
‘Wet Nose Pantry‘.
SOUPER BOWL 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 4 – 8pm at Divine Providence School, 2550 Mayfair Avenue, Westchester
Adults = $30; Children ages 6-12 = $15, Children age 5 & under = Free
Click here to buy your tickets on PayPal.
Enter the total amount of your tickets and then type in your ticket order, i.e. $75, 2 Adults, 1 Child. Be sure to include all your contact information. Your name will be put on a prepaid list that will be at the door when you check in for the event.
This is the Westchester Food Pantry’s 4th Annual Souper Bowl fundraiser! This delicious tasting event will be featuring 16 local chefs and their best soups, along with desserts, beverages, live music and many raffles and silent auction prizes!
Prepaid tickets are also available for purchase during the Pantry’s open hours on Wednesdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 9-11am at 1938 S. Mannheim Road, Westchester. Please join us for this fun, family-friendly community event! All proceeds benefit the Westchester Food Pantry.
To volunteer for this event, please click HERE.
YEAR ROUND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
SIGN-UP FOR FEBRUARY, click HERE
WHO ARE THE PANTRY’S LEADERS
For the calendar year ended December 31, 2022, the Pantry served 4,895 client households, or about 16,000 individuals. (This represents a 63% increase over 2021; a 19% increase over 2020 (‘the height of the pandemic’) and a 85% increase over 2019.) Our clients were provided 183 tons of food, which equates to about 300,000 meals, at a retail value of nearly $1.8 million. Each client received over $350 worth of groceries, every time they came to the Pantry.
Both in August and October, the Pantry served 436 client households. This is the most we served in any one month. On December 7, the Pantry served 86 client households. This is the most we served in any one client service day.
Many activities happened in 2022. Please see the slides from Westchester Food Pantry’s January 23, 2022 Annual Meeting. Click HERE.
We continue to make a difference!
PET FOOD AND BAGS WITH HANDLES ARE STILL NEEDED
We can accept these items at the our building, 1938 S. Mannheim Road, Westchester, Wednesdays 2-7pm, Fridays 12-2pm and Saturdays 9-11am.
Please DO NOT leave any items, including food, outside our building or at any of our donation drop-off sites. Questions? Please email us
The Pantry allows volunteers that are 16 years of age and older. But, if you are sick, sneezing, coughing or have been in close contact with someone who is or was recently sick, please do not come to the Pantry.
The Pantry follows any the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Cook County Department of Public Health. Masks are now optional for all volunteers and clients. Masks and disposable gloves are available. Safety is of the upmost importance while volunteering at the Pantry.
The Westchester Food Pantry serves as a resource throughout the year for those who are hungry and food insecure. Supported by the generous donations and work of our community – residents, organizations and businesses – we are able to supplement food needs in our Village and neighboring communities.
A community without hunger.
To provide a reliable source of healthy food assistance for those in need, living in the communities served by the Westchester Food Pantry.
Read some testimonials about the Pantry.