How To Help

Donate Funds

Your gift will immediately fight hunger in our community and help achieve our mission: providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

You have the power to make a difference today.

By Mail: Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry, PO Box 255, Wauconda, IL 60084
Make checks payable to Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry

Have a Food Drive

Food donations are needed now more than ever before. Just as the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry is facing unprecedented need, the cost of food has skyrocketed. The number of families and individuals seeking assistance has doubled over the past few years and food prices have reached an all-time high, and continue to rise. Your donation of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. There are permanent drop-off food locations throughout the community: Food Pantry, Bliss Wine & Gifts, Island Lake Village Hall, Wauconda Village Hall, and Vickies Personal Touch.


Volunteers help make the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry one of the most efficient charities around. Thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers—who provided more than 9000 hours of volunteer time last year—the Food Pantry is able to feed the hungry in our community more efficiently. Volunteer hours are available to re-stock shelves, go shopping, clean, and do database entry. Call today to see how your talents can be utilized!

We are looking for new board members! Interested? Must be able to attend meetings first Saturday of the month at 8am.
Please contact Marge at 224-430-4338 or

Host an Event

Some organizations have donated their proceeds from garage sales, car washes, community 5K’s etc to the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Whatever your group likes to do can be easily made into a fun fundraising event!