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McHenry County food pantries.

Residents of McHenry County Illinois that need help obtaining food can turn to a pantry. Several non-profits and charity organizations, as well as churches, provide the needy with free food, groceries, meals, and other support. Hundreds of local families use the centers each month and can receive short term support when they are faced with a crisis.

Each food bank in the county has different hours and conditions that need to be met by applicants. Due to resource limitations, some of the McHenry Illinois pantries will also limit how much or how often an individual can access the pantry. However the organizations will do their best to never turn anyone away.

Stop by a center for items such as emergency food boxes, canned goods, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals and more. Or a social worker or volunteer may have suggestions and applications for public aid such as SNAP food stamps.

McHenry County Society of St. Vincent DePaul - St. Margaret Mary Church
Location - 111 South Hubbard Street
Algonquin, Illinois 60102
Call (847) 628-5161
Volunteers from the charity will stop by local pantries to deliver food to seniors and homebound. Others may receive help in a crisis.

Cary Grove Food Pantry
8901 Cary Algonquin Road
Cary, IL 60013
Main number is (847) 516-3602

St. Peter and Paul Church is also a St. Vincent charity participant
Location is 410 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013
Call the center at (847) 516-2636
Food, social services, clothing, meals, and a thrift store are all available.




Crystal Lake Food Pantry
257 King
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-0961
As resources provide, will provide up to 25% of a family's food needs. Residents can use the facility up to 2 times per month. The pantry is client choice so people can “shop” for only what they need.

Salvation Army of McHenry County
290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Call (815) 455-2769 for intake
Offers short term, emergency assistance to low income and struggling families and individuals. In addition to food, meals, and holiday aid, other assistance can include emergency rent and shelter funds, medical prescriptions assistance, clothing and winter coat vouchers, emergency food, and transportation. Or get help in applying for government and Illinois programs, such as food stamps or TANF cash assistance. Other resources include Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts for children.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Conference
1023 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Call the pantry at (815) 701-2737

Harvard Food Pantry
Main address - 6817 Harvard Hills Rd
Harvard, Illinois 60033
Call (815) 943-4909

St. Joseph Catholic Church
101 Church Street
Harvard, IL 60033
Telephone number - (815) 943-6406

Hebron Community Food Pantry
10317 Freeman Road
Hebron, Illinois 60034
Call the food bank at (815) 648-2320 for hours

Grafton Food Pantry
Location is 11481 Allison Court
Huntley, Illinois 60142
(847) 495-0922
What may be offered includes can goods, groceries, fruits, vegetables, and meals for students. The pantry is open limited hours.

Grafton Township
10109 Vine Street
Huntley, IL 60142
Telephone number - (847) 669-3328
Also can help people apply for public aid such as food stamps.

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Interfaith Food Pantry
Address: 1113 Pyott Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Call (847) 854-1904
The non-profit can provide temporary immediate access to food and groceries for families in need living within the boundaries of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. Qualified clients of the pantry may make selections from a "supermarket" style set-up which includes the use of shopping carts. Acquire items such as refrigerated and frozen foods, canned goods, baby formula and more is available. Please also donate if you can.

Marengo Area Outreach Enterprises
Address: 829 Greenlee Street
Marengo, IL 60152
Call the charity at (815) 568-7950

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockford and McHenry County
5141 W. Bull Valley Road
McHenry, Illinois 60050
(815) 344-6956
The Emergency Assistance Program may have funds for bills, food, clothing, and more. A thrift store has clothing and winter goods. Children and seniors can get hot meals or snacks.

FISH of McHenry Food Pantry
3515 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050
Telephone - (815) 344-4717
The charity runs a free food pantry that provides canned goods, occasional fresh produce/dairy/meat, and other personal items.

Church of the Holy Apostles
Address - 5601 Bull Valley Road
McHenry, IL 60050
Call (815) 385-5673





Community Food Pantry
10308 Main Street
Richmond, Illinois 60071
Call (815) 678-4351
The food bank at the site is available with milk, meat, non-perishable items, and dry canned goods. Pantry also has school supplies, diapers, personal hygiene products, and offers holiday help.

Northern Illinois Helping Hands Food Pantry
The non-profit is at 2502 Spring Ridge Drive Spring Bluff Industrial Park
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Telephone number (815) 245-7345

St. Peter Parish, Society of St. Vincent DePaul
2118 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Call (815) 675-2288

Harvest Bible Chapel-Crystal Lake - Food Pantry
Address is 580 Tracy Trail
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
Open Saturdays from 9-11 and we deliver to the Home.
For more information, dial the church at 847-398-7005 and ask for Crystal Lake Church Office.

Christ the King Catholic Church
5006 E. Wonder Lake Road
Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097
Dial (815) 653-2501 for hours of the pantry.

Wonder Lake Neighbor Food Pantry
Address: 3506 E. Wonder Lake Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
Phone - (815) 355-5459
The location serves as a nonprofit food pantry serving the areas of Ringwood, Wonder Lake, McCullom Lake, Greenwood, and Woodstock Illinois.

St. Mary's Church
Main site is at 312 Lincoln Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
Dial (815) 334-7711

Woodstock Bible Church of McHenry County
Address of food bank is 770 E. Kimball Ave
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
(815) 338-3006 Voice
The church also serves as a B.R.E.A.D. Ministry.

Woodstock Food Pantry
1033 Lake Avenue
Dorr Township Office
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone number is (815) 337-0375
This site distributes donated and purchased food and personal products to the working poor and other needy individuals and families in the Woodstock area. Receive food once each month or bread and even pastry products too.



By Jon McNamara

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