Financial Assistance

LIHEAP – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Get help paying your home heating bills.

The LIHEAP program assists eligible households in paying their gas and/or electric bills.  Eligible households are determined by household size, income, geographical location, and type of fuel used.

Appointments for help with the LIHEAP application are now being taken for the 2018-2019 heating season.

To schedule an appointment to assist with the LIHEAP application, please contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136.

Financial Literacy

The Pantry offers Financial Literacy programs periodically. The next program will be announced here and in the client waiting area at the Pantry.

For more information, contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136.

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP assists eligible people who need help buying food for themselves and their children. Benefits are delivered electronically through the Illinois Link card, and the dollar amount is based on the number of people in a household, income, and expenses. There is an income guideline to receive this benefit.

The Pantry will be providing assistance in applying for SNAP benefits:
Tuesday, February 19, 8:30 – 11:30 AM & 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 21, 8:30 – 11:30 AM & 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday February 23, 8:30 – 11:30 AM

For more information, contact Kristin Jachymiak, 630-948-8136 or

Medicaid Application Assistance

The Pantry periodically offers assistance with applying for Medicare.

Please call Kristin Jachymiak for more information, 630-948-8136.

Income Tax Assistance

A representative from Prairie State Legal Services answers basic questions about income tax filing, the earned income tax credit and other tax issues.

Please call Kristin Jachymiak for an appointment, 630-948-8136.