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.

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

Financial Planning

The West Suburban Community Pantry will periodically bring in a Certified Financial Planner will be available for a free, one-on-one consultation with clients about:

  • Getting your finances organized
  • Learning how to budget
  • Getting out of debt
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Getting back on track

An advisor is available, by appointment only.

Advance registration is required.
Contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136.

Basics of Banking and Intro to Budgeting

A banking professional from Countryside Bank will be holding a focus group discussion on the basics of banking with an introduction to budgeting.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 PM
West Suburban Community Pantry
6809 Hobson Valley Drive #118, Woodridge

Cost: FREE
Participants will have a chance to win a
$10 Gift Card to Chick-Fil-A

Discussion topics will be:

  • Checking and Savings Accounts
  • Credit Cards &  Loans
  • Good vs. Bad Credit
  • Monthly Budgeting

To register, please call or email Kristin Jachymiak:

Seating is limited, so call today to reserve your spot!

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.

A representative will be at the Pantry:
Tuesday, August 14, 8:30 – 11:30 AM & 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Thursday, August 16, 8:30 – 11:30 AM & 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 18, 8:30 – 11:30 AM

To meet with a SNAP Representative, please call Kristin Jachymiak for an appointment, 630-948-8136.

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 will be answering 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.

Financial Literacy

The Pantry offers Financial Literacy programs periodically.

The next class will be posted here as well as at the Pantry.

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