LAST UPDATED: March 18, 3:30 p.m.
The Greater Joliet Area YMCA wants to help keep the community informed about food distribution available at various schools and pantries throughout the area. A breakdown of important information can be found below. Please note: All information is subject to change. Individuals should contact their local school or food pantry officials with any additional questions.
Joliet Public Schools District 86
Joliet Public Schools District 86 will provide FREE Grab and Go Meals to any child under the age of 18 years old from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20 2020, as well as Monday, March 30, 2020. The meals will be available for curbside pick-up at District 86 Junior High Schools for all District 86 Students from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Children are encouraged to be in the car when picking up the meals.
-Dirksen (Midland Avenue side parking lot-horseshoe, Door #18)
-Gompers (Briggs Street parking lot, Door #27)
-Hufford (Ingalls Avenue parking lot, Door #26)
-Washington (Richards Street parking lot, Door #24)
Plainfield School District 202
Free meals will be available for any child 18 years and younger. Families will be able to come in, grab a meal and go at the following times:
• 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and Lunch meals may be picked up
• 12-1 p.m.: Lunch meals only may be picked up
• If you are not able to pick up a meal, please call (815) 577- 4046.
Meals can be picked up at your corresponding home high school. Please enter through the assigned door.
Families should pick up meals at the locations below based on student’s home school:
Plainfield South High School 7800 W Caton Farm Road, Plainfield (Door N)
-Ridge Elementary, Charles Reed Elementary, Meadow View Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Aux Sable Middle School, Drauden Point Middle School
Plainfield North High School 12005 S 248th Street, Plainfield (Door N)
-Freedom Elementary, Eagle Pointe Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Walker’s Grove Elementary, Heritage Grove Middle School, Ira Jones Middle School
Plainfield Central High School 24120 W Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield (Door A)
-Central Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Wesmere Elementary, Grand Prairie Elementary, Crystal Lawns Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Timber Ridge Middle School, Indian Trail Middle School,Plainfield Academy, Bonnie McBeth Learning Center and Ina Brixey Learning Center
Plainfield East High School 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield (Door N)
-Eichelberger Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Creekside Elementary, and Lakewood Falls Elementary, John F. Kennedy Middle School
Call (815) 577-4046 if you cannot pick up a meal.
Morris School District 54
Free lunches will be provided for ALL children in Morris (18 years of age and under). If you would like to receive a lunch for your kids, please fill out this form. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FORM SEPARATELY FOR EACH CHILD YOU ARE REQUESTING A LUNCH. If you cannot fill out the form for any reason, you may call the office at (815) 942-0056 to place your order. All orders need to be in by 10 am in order to be ready for that day’s pick-up. You may order for multiple days on the form or on your phone call.
Lunch Pick-Up will be each day from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Morris Grade School. Please come to Door 24 to pick-up the lunch. If you have any questions or additional needs, please contact your school administrator.
Fairmont School District 89
Fairmont School will be delivering breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Thursday to the following locations:
-Fairmont School Parking Lot – 1:00 p.m.
-Corner of Princeton Ave. & Green Garden – 12:40 p.m.
-Church parking lot at Corner of Bruce & Green Garden – 1:20 p.m.
-Mt. Ebel Church Parking Lot – 1:30 p.m.
Elwood School District 203
Joliet Township High School has offered to serve the Elwood School students a free daily grab and go lunch during the five days of mandated closure, March 17-20 and March 30. LUNCH SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING SPRING BREAK.
Lunches are available at:
– Joliet Central High School outside the main entrance from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
-Joliet West High School outside door #6 (near the cafeteria) from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
If the state mandated closure is continued past March 31, Elwood School will offer a grab and go lunch at their home facility, however, a tentative participation count is needed. Families are encouraged to complete the survery on the district website regarding the possible grab and go lunch program.
Troy School District 30-C
Troy CCSD 30-C will be offering both “grab and go” breakfast and lunch bags through our food service provider to all Troy community children under the age of 18. Pickup time is from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the locations listed below:
–Craughwell Door #4 (front of building)
-Heritage Trail Door #5 (east side of building)
-TMS Door #3 (front of building)
Rockdale School District 84
Rockdale School District 84 is planning to provide meals for any child 18 years old and younger during the school closure, Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th and Monday, March 30th. Students will pick up both a breakfast and a lunch at the same time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided during Spring Break, March 23rd-27th . Both meals will be picked up at the same time each day on Connell Avenue at the crosswalk. Parents and students are encouraged to turn from Meadow Avenue and proceed north on Connell Avenue up to the crosswalk where staff will be waiting to hand both meals to parents or students.
Laraway School District 70-C
Laraway School District will have daily breakfast and lunch pickups at the Oak Valley School (now the National Hook Up of Black Women Headquarters) for any child 18 years old and younger during the school closure. The address is 1705 Richards Street in Joliet.
Students can pick up the current day’s lunch as well as the next day’s breakfast. The meals will be cold, grab & go options. Families should check the Laraway website www.laraway70c.org for changes or updates.
Minooka School District 111
Meals will be provided as needed for students on Wednesday, March 18th for pick up between the hours of 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pick up will be at MCHS South Campus: 26655 W. Eames Street / Channahon, Illinois 60410 in the front of the building. There will be staff available to assist you during the pick up time. Meal packages will consist of meals for a number of days.
Union School District 81
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Local Food Pantries
Please call ahead
|Location Name||Adddress||City||Zip||Phone Number|
|Second Baptist Blessing Table and Food Pantry||156 S Joliet Street||Joliet||60436||815-726-3731 x 115|
|Blessing Bench Pantry||55 W Benton Street||Joliet||60432||815-722-4800|
|H.E.A.L Riverwalk Food Pantry||350 North Broadway||Joliet||60435||815-770-5672|
|Morningstar Mission||350 E Washington Street||Joliet||60433||815-722-5780|
|Spanish Community Center*||309 N Eastern Ave||Joliet||60432||815-727-3683|
|Sacred Heart – Family Table Soup Kitchen||329 S Ottawa Street||Joliet||60436||815-722-0295|
|Christ Temple Food Pantry||212 Richards Street||Joliet||60433||815-722-3505|
|Glory Tabernacle||459 N Ottawa St.||Joliet||60432||815-722-1350|
|St. John the Baptist Food Pantry||260 Division Street||Joliet||60435||815-727-1143|
|New Testament Fellowship||515 N Scott||Joliet||60432||815-774-0662|
|Salvation Army Joliet||300 Third Ave||Joliet||60433||815-726-4834|
|Warren Sharpe Community Center||454 S Joliet St||Joliet||60436||815-722-2727|
|Daybreak Shepherd’s Table||611 E Cass Street||Joliet||60432||815-774-4663|
|St. Patrick’s Food Pantry||710 W Marion Street||Joliet||60436||815-727-4746|
|Will County Baptist Temple||625 McDonough Street||Joliet||60436||815-726-4127|
|Life Spring/Iglesia Bethania Church Pantry||1000 Hacker Avenue||Joliet||60432||815-436-7633|
|Ridgewood United Community Pantry||301 Fairbanks Ave.||Joliet||60432||815-722-2383|
|Lively Hope Church Of God||308 N. Midland||Joliet||60435||815-741-2377|
|Lebanon Dist. Laymen Min Soup Kitchen||402 Singleton Place||Joliet||60436||815-723-9445|
|Forest Park Community Center||1017 Woodruff Road||Joliet||60432||815-727-7898|
|Fellowship Bible – Joliet||122 Morris Street||Joliet||60436||815-205-3005|
|Family Outreach Program Inc||1701 N Larkin Ave||Crest Hill||60403||815-730-9567|
|Calvary Church Pantry||129 W. Benton||Naperville||60540||630-851-7000|
|Plainfield Area Interfaith FP||22525 W Lockport St||Plainfield||60544||815-439-8394|
|Green Harvest Food Pantry||25448 Ruff St||Plainfield||60585||630-416-1109|
|St. John Lutheran Church||2650 Plainfield Road||Joliet||60435||815-439-2320|
|Harvest Baptist Food Pantry||5315 Douglas Road||Oswego||60543||630-554-3858|
|We Care of Romeoville||219 Arlington Drive||Romeoville||60446||815-919-3233|
|Romeoville Community Pantry||2 Belmont Drive||Romeoville||60446||815-570-9772|
|Love Fellowship Baptist Church||730 N. Independence Blvd||Romeoville||60046||815-886-8420|
|Soul Food Pantry||2800 Black Road||Joliet||60435||815-725-6835|
|Restoration Christian Church||114 Channahon Street||Shorewood||60404||815-513-0228|
|4KIDS Sake Food Pantry||192 Lily Cache Ln.||Bolingbrook||60490||630-945-1317|
|Lockport Fish Food Pantry||604 E 9th Street||Lockport||60441||815-588-3543|
|First Baptist Church Pantry||800 Thornton||Lockport||60441||815-838-4004|
|Fairmont Food Pantry||525 Barry Avenue||Lockport||60441||815-723-3577|
|New Testament Fellowship||515 N Scott||Joliet||60432||815-774-0662|
|We Care of Grundy County, Inc.||530 Bedford Rd.||Morris||60450||815-942-6389|
|Saratoga Tower||1700 Newton Place||Morris||60450||No number listed|
|Coal City Food Pantry||6805 E McArdle Road||Coal City||60416||815-216-3288|
|Minooka Bible Church||412 N Wabena Avenue||Minooka||60447||815-467-2205|
*Hosting a food pantry every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its office, 309 N Eastern Ave, Joliet. Just bring an ID of any kind (student ID/state ID/Daybreak Shelter ID, etc).