Centro de Información has an Emergency Food Pantry located at our main office in Elgin. Its principal purpose is to serve the needs of the Hispanic population, with special attention given to food that Hispanics might eat on a daily basis.
The Hispanic community is especially vulnerable to food insecurity, as immigrants often have substantially less income and education than the population at large. Most of the people who visit our pantry are adult Hispanic females with small children, and food is distributed by Centro on a daily basis. Approximately 2000 families use this valuable resource every year, feeding more than 8,000 individuals.
The Emergency Food Pantry needs a constant flow of food donations in order to meet the needs of the community. Centro is fortunate to have a supportive network of corporate, church, and community resources and volunteer, but we are always in need of additional donations and helpful hands.
Hours of Distribution, By Appointment Only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1-4 pm
If you would like to volunteer or contribute to our pantry, please contact us at (847)695-9050.
Staff: Volunteer Coordinator Josefina Rodriguez