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During the month of July 2020, we are making some adjustments to serve our hurting neighbors during this difficult time.

We understand what you want most is to take good care of your family, and that includes providing nutritious meals. But right now, you’re struggling to make ends meet—and you’re worried about being able to keep food on the table. You need help, but it’s tough to ask for it. 

Can we just tell you something? It’s going to be OK.

Come When You Want, as Often as You Need

We will not be assigning appointments during the month of July.
You can simply show up during one of our open times that works for you.

While we have found in the past that appointments help both our operations and respect the time of our guests, we recognize that in order to  help us meet the increased need in our area, we need to temporarily suspend that process.

Also, for the month of July, we will not be limiting the amount of times you can frequent our share center.

If you need food, please come and get it.

 

New Hours for July

We always want to be respectful of our guests’ and our volunteers’ time. So, we’re temporarily making a slight adjustment to our hours for July.

During the month of July, we will be open:

Monday, July 6 | 6:30pm – 8pm

Friday, July 10 | 3:30pm- 5pm

Tuesday, July 14 | 2pm- 3:30pm

Monday, July 20 | 6:30pm – 8pm

Friday, July 24 | 3:30pm – 5pm

Tuesday, July 28 | 2pm – 3:30pm

***IMPORTANT!!! Please do NOT show up before the time we open. We are located on a busy road and have a small parking lot, so we will NOT allow any one to enter our parking lot / line up on the street before the time we open.*** 

If you need access to food immediately, and cannot wait until we are open next,  please call 224-338-LUKE (5853)

We are working to keep you safe while providing you with food you can use.

We highly value a person’s ability to select the food their family wants and will use. Unfortunately, during this time when we are following safety guidelines from the CDC, our government, and our partner Northern Illinois Food Bank, we have had to change from an in-building, client-choice operation to a drive-thru method.

This means, you will stay in your car after you pull into our parking lot. A volunteer will check you in and a box of food will be placed in your car.-

We are working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure the food you receive from us is helpful. Please know that we try to pack boxes with food that is most commonly used and needed by families.

If you ever receive food from us that you cannot use for your family, please feel free to pass it along to a neighbor! 

 

Questions?

Check out our FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Call/Text: 224-338-LUKE (5853)

Email: appointments@luke311sharecenter.org

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

 

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Respect your time.

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Be kind, friendly, and non-judgmental.

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Keep your information confidential.

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Listen to you.

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Offer reliable and consistent access to food.

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Treat you like a person—not a number.

When you get help from Luke 3:11 Share Center, you:

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Feel heard and cared about.

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Know where your next meal is coming from.

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Get help when you need it.

Common Questions

When is the pantry open?

During the month of July, we will be open:

Monday, July 6 | 6:30pm – 8pm

Friday, July 10 | 3:30pm- 5pm

Tuesday, July 14 | 2pm- 3:30pm

Monday, July 20 | 6:30pm – 8pm

Friday, July 24 | 3:30pm – 5pm

Tuesday, July 28 | 2pm – 3:30pm

If you need access to food immediately, and cannot wait until we are open next,  please call/text: 224-338-LUKE (5853)

Do you offer clothing or furniture resources?

Not at this time.

Do I have to make an appointment?

As of right now, we are not requiring appointments. Feel free to simply show up when we are next open. If you have any questions about this, please call/text: 224-338-LUKE (5853)

What do I need to bring with me?

Nothing! We’ll help you fill out some basic forms when you arrive, but we don’t require address or income verification.

How often can I get food?

As of right now, we are not limiting the number of times you can frequent the share center.

Can I bring my children?

Sure! (We prefer older children wait in our gathering area because our food pantry gets crowded.)

Can I volunteer at the pantry?

Absolutely! We love it when our guests share their time with us. Learn about volunteer opportunities here.

I have a physical disability. Can I access the pantry?

If steps are challenging for you, please bring someone to go downstairs for you.

I'm in a much better space and no longer need your assistance. Who do I let know?

Email us at appointments@luke311sharecenter.org or call/text 224-338-LUKE.

My question isn't listed here.

Email us at appointments@luke311sharecenter.org or call/text 224-338-LUKE.

When people don’t have the resources to provide food for their family, they’re left feeling worried and embarrassed. At Luke 3:11 Share Center, we offer a simple, dignified process so people can provide nutritious food their family will enjoy.

Contact Us

37510 N Fairfield Rd.
Lake Villa, IL 60046

224-338-LUKE (5853)

info@luke311sharecenter.org