COOL IS A 501 (c) (3)
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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CLICK HERE TO FIND HELP OR SERVICES

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Are You A COOL Shopper?

You can be! Just use a COOL Bag for all of your shopping needs!

Bags are only $4 each or 3 for $10 and can be picked up during business hours at 800 W. Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 or by appointment. Call 847-662-1340 for questions.

Pre-filled Reusable shopping bags are also available! Just $25 buys this bag overflowing with all the food a family of 4 needs to make 12 meals!

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Helping Veterans

COOL Food Pantries provide additional help daily to food stamp eligible veterans. Qualified veterans receive a large grocery box loaded with soap, paper towels, laundry supplies and personal care items monthly at the COOL Food Pantries.

Can You Help?

Please contact us at 847-662-1230 if you would like to collect items for our veterans beginning October 1st - November 11th in recognition of Veterans Day!

JOIN IGIVE
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It is so easy to support COOL Ministries every time you shop online at thousands of websites using IGIVE. Visit http://www.igive.com and select Christian Outreach of Lutherans as your charitable organization, and money will go automatically to COOL! You Shop. Your Charity Gets Money for Free! COOL Ministries is a registered cause at igive.com It's easy to join and it's free.

The mission of COOL Ministries is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.

 

Take a Tour of COOL Ministries !

COOL Staff and volunteers are here daily (Monday -Friday) for our neighbors who would like to take a tour of our amazing new facility!  At 800 Glen Flora you will see our Central Offices, Pantry East, Food storage areas and  indoor parking garage!

NO HOMELESS SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT  GLEN FLORA.

COOL helps the homeless at 11 single family homes and apartments scattered throughout Zion and Waukegan. Glen Flora is home of COOL Food Pantry East and central offices only!  Just give us a call at 847-662-1340 or drop in to take a tour!

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Will you help a family have a holiday meal?

COOL Food Pantries will provide thousands of families with holiday meals this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. For just $20 you can purchase a pre-packed box of everything a family will need to have a complete holiday meal including a frozen turkey! CLICK here for printable flyer with more information or purchase now using a credit card by clicking the options below.

Help Feed A Family Today

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Runners & Walkers….

Get Ready, Get Set and Go !!!! 

Mark Your Calander for the  Annual 5/10 K Run Walk

 Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Libertyville, IL at Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter C

Race begins at 9:30 AM.  For more information or to register online visit getmeregistered.com

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WOW… A Yankee Candle Sale for COOL !!!

You can shop today at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and COOL will receive 40% of all sales as a donation from Yankee Candles! For each large candle sold COOL will earn $10!!! Yankee candles make wonderful holiday gifts and many items are available for under $10! Enter group number 990099961 to begin shopping for your Yankee Candles today and earn funds to help COOL Feed the Hungry & House the Homeless!!! 

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In The News

Our Friend Don Henderson

 

2016 Gurnee Days Honoree is Don Henderson

Benefits of Breakfast Program Extends Beyond Students

COOL Food Pantry Ingleside Open Two Days Per Week 

COOL Food Pantry in Waukegan is Moving



Serving Lake and
McHenry Counties

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COOL Central Offices
800 W. Glen Flora Ave.
Waukegan IL 60085
Phone: 847.662.1340
Fax: 847-662-1255
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Pantry East Waukegan
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
847.662.1230

Hours:
Monday-Friday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
One Saturday per month 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
call 847.662.1230 for details
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to closing to receive food.

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Pantry West Ingleside
25519 W. Highway 134
Ingleside IL 60041
847.270.0411

Hours:
Mondays: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
One Saturday per month 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
call 847.270.0411 for details
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to closing to receive food

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Family Housing Program
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
call 847.662-1340
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Thank you Thrivent Financial!

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Front Door Food Pantry East

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Pantry West Sign in Ingleside

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AMAZON SMILE
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You can now support COOL Ministries every time you shop online at AmazonSmile. Visit smile.amazon.com and select Christian Outreach of Lutherans as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to COOL.

Your Amazon account (and Amazon Prime membership) will operate exactly the same on AmazonSmile, but the donation will only occur if you shop using smile.amazon.com.