COVID-19 Resources

  1. Food
  2. Unemployment
  3. Mental Health
  4. Financial Assistance
  5. Utility Assistance




The Harvest Food Pantry

8341 Lockwood Avenue Skokie, IL 

M-F HOURS: 9:30-11:30, 1:00-3:30 PM

Closed for lunch 11:30AM-1:00PM

 Additional Evening Hours:


(847) 673-9300

7300 Natchez Ave Door   # 9 Niles, IL 

 Meals are pre-packed in a box for drive up service. 




Volunteers are helping with grocery delivery

(Cost for goods paid by customer) 

Please reach out to  (872) 240-2169  or (872) 240-2169 for further assistance. 

2945 Howard St. Evanston, IL. 
(Behind the Jewel)

Every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:00pm outdoor drive up and/or walk up service


Produce-Mobile Upcoming Dates for Cook County Residents, including Skokie Residents!

November 9th, 2021 from 9:30am to 11:30am at Robert Crown Center 

 1801 Main Street, Evanston, IL

December 14th, 2021 and January 11, 2022 from 9:30am to 11:30am it will be help at Robert Crown Center, 1801 Main St. Evanston, IL

Drive up preferred or walk up available (please bring cart) 

For more information: 847-475-1150

Produce Mobile Nov in EnglishProduce Mobile Nov in Spanish

Additional Local Food Resources:

Food Pantries 2021

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits 

IDHS 4980

Notice from IDHS: PDF Flyer

Need help buying food for your school age children (ages 3-17 years old and 18-22 years old for high school) and previously who were receiving National School Lunch Program free or reduced-priced meals while schools were in session? Here is information for Pandemic-EBT for when school is not longer in session: 

Already Receiving SNAP?

If you currently receive SNAP benefits, you DO NOT need to apply for P-EBT benefits. You are automatically eligible to receive these benefits. Your additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into your Illinois LINK EBT account along with your regular SNAP benefits. 

But My Family is Not Receiving SNAP Benefits

Is This Benefit Based on Household Income/Resources/Citizenship?

No, the only eligibility factor is that your child(ren) attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program and are eligible to receive free or reduced-priced meals when they are in school. For many schools, individual students qualify for free or reduced-price eligible meals. For other schools that participate in the in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all enrolled students will qualify as meals are provided at no cost to the students. If you recently applied for free or reduced-price meals, P-EBT benefits will begin the month you become eligible. The head of the household of these students currently not receiving SNAP benefits will need to apply and be approved for P-EBT benefits.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits Information in Spanish: 

IDHS 4980 (N-04-20) PEBT Flyer Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois

IDHS Redetermination Notice of Extended Approval Period 

April, 2020 

Notice from IDHS: Website Notice

SNAP Extended Certification Periods

  • Change Reporting and Mid-Point Reporting SNAP households that have certification periods due to expire March 2020, April 2020, and May 2020 will be extended to an additional 6 months. Mid-Point Reporting households will remain in Mid-Point Reporting status during the 6 month period,
  • SNAP households whose certification period expired in March or will expire April due to not returning a REDE application will have their case reinstated with a 6 month extension.
  • For pending March and April SNAP REDEs, benefits will be systematically continued with a 6 month extension. The task will be removed automatically. 
  • REDEs that have previously been issued, received and processed require no additional action by the HSC under the waiver. IES will suppress any future mailing of Form 1893.
  • Form 1893 will not be mailed to SNAP households with a certification end date of May 2020. SNAP certification periods will be systematically extended for 6 months (see chart below).
  • IES will produce the central batch action to extend the certification period for each of the following months. The SNAP household will receive the same regular benefit amount for each month, unless the household qualifies for an emergency supplemental SNAP allotment for April and May. See Policy Memorandum, Emergency SNAP Allotments for April and May 2020, dated 04/01/2020.
SNAP Certification Period ExpiringCertification Extended Through

Mid-Point Reports

  • Mid-Point Report (Form 2890) from March and April that have previously been issued, received and processed require no additional action by the HSC under the waiver.
  • For pending March and April Mid-Point Reports, benefits will be systematically continued without interruption The tasks will be removed automatically. 
  • SNAP households that did not return a Mid-Point Report in March and April will be systematically reinstated and benefits will continue without interruption.
  • SNAP households that would have a Mid-Point Report due in May will not be mailed Form 2890. IES will not mail Mid-Point Reports during the extension period to the affected households. SNAP households that would have received Form 2890 will continue to receive SNAP benefits without interruption

Example 1: Mr. T applied for SNAP on April 01, 2019. He was approved to receive SNAP in the amount of $194 through March 31, 2020 as a Change Reporter. Mr. T did not return his REDE application (Form 1893) and his certification expired at the end of March. Mr. T’s SNAP EDG will be systematically reinstated by IES with a 6 month extension from April 2020 through September 2020. His benefit amount will be $194 each month. Mr. T will be sent Form 1893 to reapply for SNAP approximately 60 days prior to end of his certification period September 2020.

Example 2: Ms. J applied for SNAP on October 2019 and was approved in Simplified Reporting through September 2020. Ms. J’s benefit amount is $35 per month. Ms. J was sent a Mid-Point Report (Form 2890) in February that was due March 02, 2020. Ms. J did not return the Mid-Point Report and her SNAP benefits were canceled effective April 2020. Under the FNS waiver for COVID-19, Ms. J’s SNAP EDG will be systematically reinstated by IES effective April 2020 and benefits will continue for 6 months.