Serving Our Community
FISH of McHenry Food Pantry is an all volunteer service organization offering food assistance to both families and individual adults in need. Since the pandemic, we are not limiting service to certain areas and have no zip code restrictions at this time. Available are canned, boxed and dry foods, frozen and refrigerated foods, soaps, toiletries, paper products and other necessities. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please stop by to register during our regular hours.
No Appointment Necessary! Walk-ins are always welcome!
FISH of McHenry clients are allowed to receive food distributions once every 4 weeks. Clients are given a shopping list each visit of items that we try to continually keep in stock. Printable versions of these forms are listed below. They are then assisted by one of our volunteers and allowed to choose from a variety of groceries and household products while their order is being packed. Please feel free to call the pantry if you have any further questions.
How to Register to Receive Food Distributions:
Registration occurs on your first visit during our regular pantry hours. Currently, we are serving outdoors in a drive-up format with limited information taken at your car. Photo ID's or proof of address are not required at this time.
To qualify for food assistance, a household’s gross monthly income must be within the guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Human Services Income Guidelines for their family size. Please feel free to call the pantry if you have any questions regarding eligibility.
IDHS Income Guidelines for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
For Registration at FISH we will need:
1. Name and Birthdate of 1 adult living in the household.
2. Address and number of members living in
Printable Client Shopping List (English)
Printable Client Shopping List (Spanish)
Printable Proxy Form FY21 (English)
Printable Proxy Form FY21 (Spanish)
If you or someone in your household is unable to come to the pantry to register or to pick up your food, another person can register you and/or pick up your food distribution on your behalf. That person must bring a completed proxy form along with your identification and a current piece of mail such as a utility bill (within the last 3 months). The proxy form is your authorizing signature. A new proxy form is required every time a food pick up is requested. Additional Proxy Forms and Pantry Order Forms are also available at the pantry.
Questions? Call us at 815.344.4717
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Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00am - 11:30 am
3rd Tuesday of each Month
4:30pm - 6:30pm
3515 N. Richmond Rd. (Rt. 31)
Behind the Moose Lodge and across from the
McHenry Township Senior Services Center
Need Food Stamps or (SNAP)?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the food stamp program, provides extra assistance to low-income families and individuals in the way of purchasing nutritious foods. Please check the home page of this website to see when the next time a SNAP representative will be visiting the pantry to assist with registering and eligibility. You may also click on the Illinois Link Card above to apply online to see if you qualify.