North Shore United Way Food Drive

We welcome you to join us in our annual North Shore Food Drive, February 11th-18th, 2012! More than 25 local businesses and organizations are participating as “collection sites” for your donation across the region. Last year, North Shore United Way (NSUW) volunteers collected 10,000 lbs of donations for local pantries from community members like you. With need on the rise, help NSUW volunteers make this year an even greater success. Your donation will make a difference for a family in need. 2012 North Shore Food Drive donations will benefit seven North Shore pantries: Northfield Township Food Pantry (Glenview), New Trier Township Pantry (Winnetka), West Deerfield Township (Deerfield), Church of the Holy Spirit (Lake Forest), Moraine Township Pantry (Highland Park), Salvation Army (Evanston), and Harvest Food Pantry (Evanston). Pantries report that, in addition to food needs, requests for more expensive toiletries have increased in the past few years. Items such as laundry detergent, feminine products, and toothpaste are welcome parts of any traditional food drive. A full list of pantry needs is avaliable below. For questions about the North Shore Food Drive, please contact North Shore United Way at 847-674-2668. See below to find the collection location nearest you. Thank you for your support!

Food items requested:

[Unopened and unexpired cans and boxes (no glass, please)] – Canned fruits and vegetables (with pull tops, if possible) – 100% fruit and vegetable juice (cans or plastic bottles only) – Personal care items (feminine products, toothpaste, diapers, shampoos & conditioner, laundry detergent) – Baby food – Canned meat, fish & poultry (tuna, spam, ham, chicken) – Pasta & sauce, bagged rice, bagged pinto beans – Chips and cookies – Peanut butter and jelly – Salad dressing and condiments – Hamburger Helper, stuffing, mashed potatoes – Evaporated or powdered milk (in packets)

Collection box locations:

Deerfield Village Hall 465 Elm Street, Deerfield Deerfield Park District  836 Jewett Pk.Drive, Deerfield Deerfield Bank & Trust 660 Deerfield Road, Deerfield At Properties  1821 Benson Avenue, Evanston McGaw YMCA, Lobby 1000 Grove Street, Evanston Harris Bank 2821 Central Street, Evanston Glencoe Nails 342 Tudor Court, Glencoe Glencoe Park District at the Takiff Center 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe The Comprehensive Group 3703 W. Lake Street, Glenview Glenview Park Center 1215 Waukegan Road, Glenview Equinox Fitness 799  Central Street, Highland Park Sunset Foods 1812 Green Bay Road, Highland Park HP Recreation Center 1207 Park Avenue, Highland Park Lake Bluff Library 123 East Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff Northern Trust 265 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest Lake Forest Hlth & Fitness 1200 N. Westmooreland, Lake Forest Lake Forest High School 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest Gorton Center 400 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest Northbrook Bank & Trust 1100 Waukegan Road, Northbrook West Northbrook Bank/ Wintrust  875 Sanders Road, Northbrook Teddie Kossof Salon  281  Waukegan Road, Northfield Northview Bank 245 Waukegan Road, Northfield No. Shore Comm. Bank 1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette Gold Medal Cleaners 1123 Central Avenue, Wilmette Northern Trust 62 Green Bay Road, Winnetka Round Table Books 572 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka The Private Bank 1000 Green Bay Road, Winnetka At Properties 30 Green Bay Road, Winnetka Winnetka Community House 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka View North Shore Food Drive in a larger map


  1. Alan Kossof

    Proud to be a supporter! If you live near Teddies or Frequent Waukegan Rd. on the North Shore, We encourage you to drop off @ our Salon!

  2. Natalia Maciej

    My name is Natalia Maciej and I am a Personal Banker at BMO Harris Bank in Evanston (2821 Central ST). We encourage everyone to drop off at our location. Thank you in advance for your generousity and support! I look forward to meeting all of you!


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