Celebrating 50 Years of Feeding Our Neighbors
FISH Food Pantry ~ 1973 - 2023
Eat, Drink & Feed Many!
Once again, all of our FISH Food Pantry households will be offered a Holiday Meal Box for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays regardless of the size of their family. This year, our goal is to purchase 675 of each of the Holiday Meal Boxes for the months of November and December. Due to the higher demand of households in need this year, we have ordered an additional 175 more Holiday Meal Boxes than what was ordered for the 2022 Holiday Season. Each Meal Box is valued at over $40 but we are able to purchase them from the Northern IL Food Bank for $20.
Thanksgiving Meal Boxes will include a 12-14 lb. frozen Turkey and the Christmas Meal Box includes a 12-14 lb. frozen Spiral Ham. Both meals include a box of dry goods for several side dishes and also a bag of fresh russet potatoes and fresh sweet potatoes.
Please get into the spirit of giving and help a family in need enjoy a Holiday Meal gathered with their loved ones!
2023 Autumn Holiday Newsletter
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FISH of McHenry Food Pantry is open on the
3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
to address the needs of our clients that work during the day.
This is being offered as an ADDITIONAL OPTION to your monthly distribution
NOT an ADDITIONAL SERVICE to your monthly distribution.
The 3rd Tuesday of the month in December is:
December 19, 2023
The name FISH stands for :
All in Need are Welcome!
Client Choices include canned goods, dry goods, fresh produce, cereal, rice, pasta, soups, frozen meat, eggs, milk, snacks, beverages, bakery goods, paper goods, cleaning supplies & personal care items.
FISH of McHenry Food Pantry is only serving outdoors in a drive-up format with generous carts of Client Choice preferences chosen from a Shopping List and a "Bonus Box" that may include all of the same with additional snacks and goodies! Currently, we are offering assistance to both families and individual adults who are in need of food assistance regardless of their geographic living area.
Our Outdoor Drive-Up format allows us to distribute food to several households much more efficiently and with shorter wait times. If you are in need of assistance or know of anyone in need, please come see us!
A. All guests that visit our facility will be served with food and household items during our regular pantry hours. Proof of address is not required at this time.
B. Guests should remain in their cars and follow instructions from volunteers directing traffic in the parking lot.
Each car will receive a clipboard with a shopping list of items to be checked off. The list will then be filled inside the pantry by volunteers and brought out in carts to cars. To view our current Shopping
Lists, please click on the following links below.
2023 English Shopping List 2023 Spanish Shopping List
C. DoorDash Deliveries are now available at FISH of McHenry Food Pantry to those who are homebound or do not have transportation available during our regular pantry hours. To schedule a delivery, call the pantry at
815-344-4717 or email us at email@example.com.
We prefer to schedule the delivery in advance with the DoorDash Service. Please call during our pantry hours in the morning on Tuesday or Thursday if you would like to set up a delivery for the following pantry service day.
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