Mobile food pantry to benefit Joliet Township High School families

Joliet Township High School District 204 families will be able to get needed groceries at a mobile food pantry next week.

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be at Joliet Central High School on Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m., according to a news release. Joliet Central High School is located at 201. E. Jefferson St. in Joliet.

Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Families will be able to pick up pre-packed boxes of groceries via a contactless drive-thru due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area is sponsoring the food pantry.

The Northern Illinois Food Bank's mobile pantry distributes nutritious food to high-need areas, according to a flyer for the event.

For more information and food resources, visit

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.