Teen Parent Connection

Parents’ Pantry

The Parents’ Pantry is an incentive-based program that offers participant families the opportunity to shop for supplemental baby food, formula, diapers, wipes and personal hygiene products. A limited supply of baby/toddler clothing and equipment is also available. Parents earn Baby Bucks by participating in our programs, keeping up with their child’s immunizations, and finishing school. Most of the items offered in the Parents’ Pantry is donated from the community.

Our Parents’ Pantry goes through thousands of diapers a year along with MANY other items, below you will find our current “wish list”

Any of the following items are gratefully accepted:

  • Diapers & wipes
  • ALL personal hygiene products, toiletries, laundry detergent for Mom, Dad & Baby
  • Bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups
  • Baby proofing items, baby gates, first aid kits & emergency kits
  • Bug spray & sunscreen
  • Enfamil Formula, snacks, gold fish, animal crackers, juice boxes
  • Baby equipment (used) MUST be cleaned & up to date, no recalls – bouncy seats, swings, strollers
  • New or gently used, washed, stain free SEASONAL clothing ONLY (sizes 0-5T & Maternity)

Items we cannot accept at this time:

  • Drop side cribs, bumpers & mattresses
  • Diaper pails
  • Stuffed animals
  • Opened food, formula or hygiene products
  • Clothing (out of season, stained & unwashed)
  • Older baby equipment & toys
  • Car seats (used/expired)
  • Breast pumps (used)

For more information about donating to the Parents’ Pantry or hosting a pantry drive, please contact Lisa Cahill at (630)790-8433 ext. 233 or by email at lisac@teenparentconnection.org. Donations can be made during our normal business hours:  M, T, W, F 9:00 to 4:30 & TH 9:00 to 6:00 – Always best to call or e-mail first.

Parents’ Pantry Hours:
Thursday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every third Saturday of the month: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Closed

One comment

  1. Vanessa Graham

    Hi my name is Vanessa Graham,

    I have a parent who knows an individual that recently had a child in Feb. 28, 2022. The mother is currently 24. My question is does this mother qualify to receive formula? She is a single parent living with the family and this is her first child. The mother had a difficult pregnancy and was unable to work during her pregnancy.

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