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

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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Helping Veterans

COOL Food Pantry assists veterans each month not only with food but also each veteran family receives a large box loaded with soaps, paper goods, toiletries and more!
Toiletry items for Veterans in need are accepted daily whenever the pantries are open!

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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.

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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.

 

COOL Ministries’ is celebrating 40 years of service!! We were established in 1983 and have been Feeding the Hungry and Housing the Homeless for over four decades now!     

Help us wish COOL a very Happy 40th Birthday!

 

Save the date!!

COOL’s 20th Annual Golf Outing Friday July 19th at Bonniebrook

 

 

Thank you to all who supported our annual Plant Sale! We had another fantastic year!

 

 

                                               

 

In The News

Homelessness in Lake County in 2023 was the highest ever recorded! You can read about it here in this Tribune article. When you support COOL you support a solution to this ever growing issue.

Lake County Homeless (1)

COOL Food Pantry will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, an appointment is not necessary we will serve walk ups.  Please arrive no later than 1:45 p.m to be served. 

 

Cooke Magnet School Donates Greenhouse Produce to Food Pantry

 

 

…………………..Mark your Calendars!

 

 Food Pantry Needs 

 If you, your church, club or civic group is interested in collecting groceries or doing a food drive you may want to check this  list!

https://coolministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/COOL-Food-Drive-Flyer-918.pdf

 

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Careers at COOL Ministries

 

Volunteer Opportunities at COOL Ministries

The food pantry is in need of able bodied volunteers to work a 4 hour shift daily Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please call our Pantry Operations Manager at 847-662-1340 ex. 5 if you can work one or all of these days. Volunteers will help distribute food to pantry visitors at the front counter or great customers and do data entry in computer tracking system. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Thanks for helping COOL to Feed the Hungry!

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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

call 847.662.1230 for details

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Family Housing Program
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
call 847.662-1340
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