Our Programs

Food Pantry

provides food baskets and basic household items for victims of disaster or for those residents in serious financial need.


Food, clothing, household items, and
money are routinely accepted Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between
the hours of 9:00 AM to noon at our
Michael Lane office.


Holiday Program

a coordinated community effort to share the Christmas Spirit by providing generous food baskets and gifts to families and seniors living in Addison, within Addison Township, in need of assistance.


Volunteers are always welcome! Among other things, volunteers help to sort clothing, food, and other items. Additional help is needed during special times of the year as in the Christmas Food and Gift Program. All volunteers 18 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Clothes Closet

provides a source of used clothing in emergency situations and for families in serious financial need.

Referral & Crisis Services

provides an effective communication link between people in need and agencies who can service those needs.



The ACS is entirely supported by donations from individuals and organizations. It is this generosity that enables these services to be provided to our community.




Feature Programs

Christmas Program
A Christmas food and gift distribution program is carried out annually. The effort incorporated a gift tag program involving local churches and community groups and food distribution of food baskets and multiple gifts to some 260 Addison families and about 40 seniors. These families receive a generous amount of food, including a turkey and a gift card from Caputo's for fresh produce and perishables. Each child, age 13 and under, receives a minimum of three gifts from Santa. Each teenager, age 14 thru 17, receives a gift card. Each family receives a special holiday family dinner box purchased from Northern Illinois Food bank. Seniors in this program also receive a food basket and gifts.
Holiday/Birthday Baskets
The ACS participates in organizing food basket programs for seniors at Easter and Thanksgiving as well as a birthday box program for seniors. Personal items and coupons to fill a shoe box that is beautifully wrapped are delivered to seniors the first part of their birthday month.
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