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Coronavirus Info Guide: Give help


Lend a hand to neighbors in need, if you are able. 

Food Pantry 

The Vernon Township food pantry continues to collect food, toiletries, and standard household supplies. See what's especially needed now. Drop off donations Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Vernon Township offices, 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove.

Cash donations also accepted; call Nancy Urice at 847-634-4600. Or donate online to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, which helps supply the township's pantry. Every $1 that is donated purchases $8 worth of food.

Buffalo Grove Helping Buffalo Grove

A group of volunteers helping delivery food and medicines to neighbors in need, mostly those who are at high-risk. To get involved:

VISIT this group's Facebook page and request to become a member -or-


Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund

Your generous, tax-deductible donation will ensure that local nonprofit organizations have resources to quickly respond to the urgent needs that our most vulnerable Lake County neighbors are facing. Donate by credit card or check.

United Way of Lake County

Give to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund: Your tax-deductible monetary donation will support local agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access critical needs, including 

  • food assistance
  • rental and stable housing assistance
  • utility assistance
  • access to health care


Help children cope

How to explain the coronavirus to children, from PBS Kids.

Tips and resources for parents and guardians, from the American Academy of Pediatrics.