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* Coronavirus / COVID-19: Give help


You can do a lot of good right where you are, or with a quick, contact-free trip that's not far from your home. And when you get involved, you make a difference to your neighbors and strengthen your community. 

Find volunteer opportunities: 

More resources at


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

Food Pantry 

Our local food pantry continues to collect non-perishable items and toiletries. Especially needed now:

  • canned proteins (tuna, beans, chicken, fish) 
  • dry beans
  • pasta
  • diapers

Place donations in shopping carts located outside the Vernon Township offices, 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove. Cash donations also accepted.

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


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.

Stevenson: One Family

Your tax-deductible donation to the Stevenson High School Foundation assists Stevenson families in need. Learn more.

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.


Check on others

"During this time when staying home is so critical, don’t forget to check in with your neighbors, family members, and friends to ask about any stress and anxiety they may be feeling. Though we are physically apart, we can still support one another and stay connected through the phone or via video chat."

 —Mark Pfister, Lake County Health Department Executive Director