Support Services

Feeding the body.
Healing the mind.

We recognize that there’s a hierarchy of needs, and after we address the most
immediate need for food, we work to help you holistically reach a better place  and to Thrive Beyond Food.

Our Support Services provide strategies, programs, resources and one-on-one counseling to help you and your family overcome challenges and thrive.

Nourishing Knowledge
We have a series of free workshops put on by our partners that
will give you vital tips and tools to tackle life’s challenges.
Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

WSCP will be closed for the holidays starting on Saturday, December 23rd, through January 3rd. Shopping will resume on Thursday, January 4th, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. We wish you happy holidays!

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What does the food date mean?

What does the food date mean?

Every item of food that is donated or received by West Suburban Community Pantry is inspected by volunteers or staff to ensure safe consumption. Sometimes we provide food that is past the date marked - that doesn't mean it isn't...

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Financial Assistance

LIHEAP

The LIHEAP program assists eligible households in paying their gas and/or electric bills. Learn more on how to get help with LIHEAP.

Buy with SNAP Online

SNAP assists eligible people who need help buying food for themselves and their children. Learn how to sign up for the SNAP program here.

Access DuPage, Medicaid Application Assistance

The Pantry periodically offers assistance with applying for Medicaid. Click here for help.

Case Management Services

We know that there are more material needs than just food. We can help by connecting you with resources for other essential needs. To learn more, or to get a referral to one of the resources listed below, contact Kristin Jachymiak at kjachymiak@wscpantry.org

Financial Assistance
Housing
For housing assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.
Clothing

For clothing assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.

Furniture

For furniture assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.

Employment

West Suburban Community Pantry’s Job Readiness programs are provided to help clients who find themselves at a professional crossroads. The classes and workshops are designed to help individuals improve their current situation by providing job readiness and life skills classes to move toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. The programs that we provide help identify career options, make choices, and ultimately gain stability through employment.

We also offer assistance with resume and cover letter writing.

For employment assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.

Education

For education assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.

Transportation

For transportation assistance, please contact Kristin Jachymiak for a referral to one of our partners.

Website Development