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.

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, July 10, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

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, presented by Hope’s Front Door, will be held at the Pantry:
Tuesday, July 31
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

A sign-up sheet is available at the Pantry.
For more information, contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136.