Full Resource Name:

COOL Food Pantry

800 W Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

(847) 662-1230



The COOL Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to Lake County residents.

Primary Services:

General Information


Pantry hours for COOL are as follows,
Monday: 10:00 AM-1:45 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM-1:45 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM-1:45 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM-1:45 PPM
Friday: 10:00 AM-1:45 PM
Every Fourth Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Intake Process:

Individuals needing emergency food assistance should visit the pantry during pantry operation hours. Must present required documents for themselves and family members to obtain food.

Documents Required:
Valid IL State Driver's License or
Valid IL State I.D.
Birth Certificate or other proof of dependent children

Program Fees:





Must be Lake County Residents and meet government guidelines for low-income families based on family size. Individuals may only receive assistance once every thirty (30) calendar days.

Handicap Accessible?



Date of Official Change:

March 23, 2018


Individuals seeking to donate food or other items to the pantry should contact the COOL Food Pantry Operations Manager at (847) 662-1230 to discuss our current needs.

Volunteer Opportunities:

General Pantry Volunteer - Assist Pantry staff with sorting, packaging, and distributing food to visitors.

Pantry Warehouse Volunteer - Assist Pantry staff with unloading truck, moving boxes, and general support for large truck pick-ups and deliveries.

Pantry Donation Pick-Up Driver - Assist Warehouse Manager with donation pick-ups from local grocery stores. Must be 25 years or older and have a current driver's license in good standing. COOL will provide the truck.

Pantry Counter Volunteer - Assist pantry staff at the counter to log guests into our data entry system. Must be computer literate and willing to volunteer 2 hours a day (10:00 AM-noon) Must be willing to commit to volunteering on a regular basis (same day or days each week).

Contact Name for Volunteer Opportunities: Sable Jones at sjones@coolministries.org or 847-662-1230
Accepts court-mandated community service volunteers.

Legal Status:


Address Listings

800 W Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Mailing800 West Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085


Sable Jones

Sable Jones


(847) 662-1230

Phone Numbers

Primary Program Number

Primary Program Number

(847) 662-1230