Community Resources

  • Below is information about resources available to U-46 families in the community.

    Elgin History Museum

    Calendar of Virtual Field Trips

    U-46 May Meal Distribution Schedule

    Gail Borden Library May Events


    Food Pantry Resources

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    1.) Food Pantries in Elgin

    2.) Daily Soup Kettles

    * Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. 

    630-443-6910 Ext. 151
    Please click below for a calendar and location of MOBILE Northern Illinois Mobile Food Bank Pantries.
    1110 Jericho Road
    Aurora, IL 
    New clients are registered during our distribution days/times:  Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You will receive food the same day you register. We distribute food to people living in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Will, and DeKalb counties. Please bring a photo ID, such as a diver's license, state ID, passport, or a consular ID card.  Also please bring a current utility bill or lease in your name or in the name of someone in your household (this should have your current address on it).
    216 E. Highland Ave
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Soup Kettle provides meals for any who need them every Monday—no exceptions whatsoever, which are served between 5:30 and 6:30 pm in the Small Dining Room—on the lower level.
    All People’s Interfaith Food Pantry
    First Congregational Church
    256 E. Chicago Street
    Elgin 60120
    Open: Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Available up to 6x/year; need a photo ID and written referral (with family size) from Public Aid Office, Crisis Center, or other agency; Elgin residents only
    1885 Lin Lor Lane
    Elgin, IL 60123
    847-695-9050, Ext. 313
    Please call to set up an appointment.  For Elgin residents only.
    783 W. Highland Ave
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Our Saturday night, 5:30pm, Soup Kettle remains open during this time. Drive-thru options are now available to support your physical distancing safety. Food is available for all, always. No income or citizenship documentation will ever be required. Servers are taking extra safety precautions as well under Kane County Health Department guidelines.
    Salvation Army
    316 Douglas Street
    Elgin 60120
    We are open on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30am, but only small groups are allowed in the building at a time. We provide home goods items on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. We have adjusted to pre-bagged instead of the client-choice until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us.

    Two Rivers Head Start Agency
    418 Airport Rd. Suite B
    Elgin 60123
    Open: Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. and TH, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed noon to 1 p.m.)
    Available 1x/month to Kane residents; need photo ID and proof of address (no referral needed)
    Bethesda Church of God in Christ
    454 Hickory Place (Back of Church-in the basement)
    Elgin 60120
    847-888-2209, Ext. 4
    Open: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only. Call the above number and leave a message.
    No geographical restriction
    Available 1x/month, need picture ID or driver’s license (no referral necessary)
    1553 Commerce Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Hours: Monday, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday, 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 6- 8 p.m.; Friday, 12-2 p.m. for seniors 60 years of age and up
    South Elgin Food Pantry
    Community United Methodist Church
    400 W. Spring Street
    South Elgin 60177
    Open: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon
    Available for South Elgin residents only; photo ID and proof of residency required; (1x assistance for non-residents on an emergency basis only)
    Hanover Township-Astor Community Center
    7431 Astor Ave.
    Hanover Park, IL 60133
    Hours: Mon. 1-3 p.m.; Tues. 1-5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thurs. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Please note clients can call ahead and place order that will be ready for pick up during normal hours. We are not checking residency at this time.
    67 E. Algonquin Rd
    South Barrington IL 60010
    The Care Center is closed, except for drive-through emergency food distribution. Groceries will be pre-packed and brought to your vehicle in the pick-up lane in front of the Care Center. We are open for food on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m .to 12 p.m. We will be closed all other days and times. Please check back here for updates.
    Available 1x/mo.; photo ID & proof of residency; no referral needed.
    Fish (Friend, I Shall Help) Food Pantry
    Meadowdale Mall
    150 S. Kennedy Dr. Room 15A
    Carpentersville 60110
    Hours: M, W, F 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Wed. 6-8 p.m.; available primarily for District 300 families and on a limited basis for U-46 families with a written referral

    Westside Church of Christ Food Pantry
    37 w029 Highland Ave. (At the corner of Randall Rd. and Highland Ave.)
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Open: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
    Registration required at 1st visit - (name, address, phone, household composition)
    Open to all - no restrictions on residency, income, or number of visits.