The Ashton Care Pantry was established to give back to the community and help solve food insecurity issues for the residents of Ashton, Franklin Grove, and Lee Center. The pantry is stocked with many basic shelf-stable items, as well as some seasonal items like farm-fresh eggs, locally grown vegetables, and a selection of locally raised and butchered meats. The Ashton Care Pantry is located at 810 Main St., behind the Ashton Village Office. The entrance is off the west parking lot.
NOTICE: As of September 1, 2022, in order to provide pantry items for as many residents as possible, the Ashton Care Pantry is implementing a limit of 2 BAGS MAXIMUM PER VISIT. Thank you for understanding!
The pantry is open on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9am-11am. Beginning May 4, 2023 the Ashton Care Pantry will be open an additional hour, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
Please note, additional pantry days are generally added around the holidays.
The pantry is always open to donations of unexpired, unopened, shelf stable food. Monetary donations and donations of personal care items, toiletries and cleaning supplies are also accepted. If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and help fight food insecurity, call the Village Office at 815-453-2241 to get on the schedule to volunteer some time at the pantry. Help is appreciated on pantry days to assist residents and tidy up before and after, and also on non-pantry days to re-organized and re-stock shelves and take inventory of supplies.