Meals and Financial Assistance Resources
Food pantries in DuPage County
The Illinois Housing Development Authority provides this list of community partners to help Illinois residents find food pantries, utility assistance, rental assistance, emergency housing, mortgage assistance, veterans assistance and more.
CommunityGlo is a free hot meal program dedicated to serving Knox County.
Meals are served one night a week. There are no eligibility requirements to use the program to receive meals.
The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Mortgage Assistance Program is open until Oct. 16, 2020.
This program is only for Suburban Cook County homeowners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and need mortgage assistance.
To qualify for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Homeowner in Suburban Cook County
- Have had a COVID-19 financial hardship
- Income at or below $127,400 before and after the COVID-19-related financial hardship
- Mortgage arrearage that occurred after March 27, 2020
- Cannot have accepted any other CARES Act emergency mortgage assistance funding, such as IHDA mortgage relief
Contact COVIDregistration@thehacc.org for assistance with this program.
If you have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent and/or utility bills, you may be eligible for the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
If you have questions or need help with an application, you can contact the program’s help center at (833) 221-9821.
If you need financial assistance with mortgage, rent payments, rent deposits, utility payments or other housing issues, please call the Homeless Prevention Call Center at 1-877-4-Cook-15 (1-877-426-6515).
Listen carefully to the prompts to choose which kind of help you need.
The Arc provides information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s recovery rebates.
The passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act authorized the creation of stimulus checks for individuals and families under certain income thresholds. Most Illinoisans are eligible for these stimulus checks, though many did not receive them, leaving millions of dollars unclaimed.
Get My Payment IL Coalition is available to answer any and all stimulus payment questions. It provides a step-by-step process to follow in order to receive a stimulus check.
The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by the coronavirus.
CountyCare provides this list of COVID-19 resources available in Cook County, including food assistance, financial assistance, clothing and others.