Assistance for Families

SVdP distributing food to families is a parking lot, drive-thru facility.

Families may visit the food pantry 1 day a week.

Tuesday – 12:00, Noon to 2:30 p.m. AND 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday – 12:00 Noon to 2:30 p.m.

A SVdP volunteer at the pantry will speak with a family member and obtain necessary information prior to submitting their name for a food order. The food order will then be filled based on family size and loaded in the family’s vehicle.

The family will be asked to provide their name, number of members in the family, number of children under 18 years of age and if they receive government SNAP benefits. This information is necessary to maintain accurate record keeping.


Financial assistance is available to any family in need in the Whiteside County area. Financial aid is handled over the phone between the hours of 12:00 Noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Financial Aid phone number is 815-625-0311.


Utilities — Current Utility Bill or Disconnect Notice REQUIRED

Medical or Health Prescriptions —– Pharmacy Name and location REQUIRED

Gasoline for Health App —Doctor, or Health Facility Name, Location, Phone Number REQUIRED

Systemic Change Need ———– (i.e. Driver’s License, I.D. Card, Birth Certificate, Certification Fee, etc.)

Discussed with individual in need and determined by St. Vincent de Paul Society.