South Suburban Food Pantries

The Village of Flossmoor has compiled a list of area food pantries that serve for people experiencing food insecurity as well as for individuals interested in donating or volunteering. Many food pantries in the south suburbs are supported by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a non-profit organization that strives to end hunger by connecting neighbors with healthy food and advancing solutions that address the root causes of hunger. For more information about the Greater Chicago Food Depository visit

Read on to learn which local food pantries serve the Village of Flossmoor, how to get connected with needed resources, or to donate.

Grace M.B.C. Pantry

Location: 16650 S. Crawford Avenue, Markham, IL 60428

Phone Number: (708) 339-2060

Distribution Hours: Saturday – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Donations will be accepted prior to distribution from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays at Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Accepted items include fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat options and canned goods. All items must be in date. Contact Pantry Director Clara Johnson at (708) 420-1937 for additional inquires.

Service Area: Markham, Robbins, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, Midlothian, Homewood, Flossmoor and Oak Forest


Respond Now

Location: 1439 Emerald Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phone Number: (708) 755-4357


Distribution Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – closed for lunch 12 to 1 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday – 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Contact the organization to make a donation. Canned goods and non-perishable food items, in date, will be accepted.

Service Area: Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Homewood, Richton Park, Lansing, Calumet City, Glenwood, Flossmoor, Thornton, Country Club Hills, Steger, Matteson and Olympia Fields


The Pantry of Rich Township

Location: 22013 Governors Hwy, Richton Park, IL 60471

Phone Number: (708) 748-6722


Distribution Hours: Tuesday & Thursday – 1 to 3 p.m.; 2nd Friday of the Month is free produce day 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Donations will be collected from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Contact Pantry Director Odette Gueringer to schedule a donation drop-off.

Service Area: Rich Township


Hattie B Williams Food Pantry

Location: 5217 149th St, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Phone Number: (708) 331-3511

Distribution Hours: Thursdays 10:30 to 12:30 & Fridays 9:15 a.m. 10 12:15 p.m.

Donations are accepted during distribution hours on Thursdays and Fridays. Contact Pantry Director Annie Hill at (708) 596-1384 to schedule a donation drop off. Accepted items include canned goods and non-perishables as well as meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables and snacks.

Service Area: South Suburbs


St. Paul Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Location: 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, IL 60443

Phone Number: (708) 935-0819


Distribution Hours: Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ruth Treichel to schedule a donation drop-off or to volunteer for distribution. Accepted items include canned goods, dairy products, eggs, meat and paper products.

Service Area: All in need


Restoration Ministries Pantry

Location: 253 E. 159th Street, Harvey, IL 60426

Phone Number: (708) 333-3370


Distribution Hours: Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday at Restoration Ministries Church. Call in advance to schedule drop-off. Accepted items include non-perishable foods, meats and dairy products, and new/gently used clothes.

Service Area: Harvey


Chicago Heights Park District with Chicago Miracle Temple

Location: Chicago Heights East Golf Course 315 Glenwood Road, near Prairie State College

Phone Number: (708) 209-0949

Distribution Hours: 4th Friday of the Month – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Contact Betty Mcfarland to make a donation to the pantry.

Service Area: Chicago Heights


Bremen Township Produce Mobile

Location: 16361 Kedzie Avenue, Markham, IL 60428 (drive-thru only)

Phone Number: (708) 333-9530

Hours: 2nd Friday of the Month – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Bremen Township to make a donation.

Service Area: Bremen Township