Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry Collection at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival has generously offered to help keep Moraine Townships Food Pantry stocked over the summer months. We are thrilled beyond words! The Festival has offered to have a food collection bin at each Saturday concert beginning June 11, and will email ticket holders with a shopping list and reminder the Thursday before the concert.
As many of you know, community food drives drastically decline during the summer months, but our clients continue to visit our pantry all summer, particularly families whose students are not fed at school during the 10-week summer school vacation.
HELP! We need at least two, possibly three volunteers each Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. throughout the summer to oversee the collection cart at the Ravinia information booth and bring food to the Township. Volunteers MUST take the food away the same night, and will need to arrange to get it to the Township the following Monday.
If you can volunteer for one or more Saturdays, we will be eternally in your debt. Maybe longer!
Please let us know if you can help and we'll begin to fill in a schedule.
On February 22, 2016, School District 113 recognized Moraine Township for its years of partnership helping Highland Park High School students and families
Read more about it here.
Free Tax Assistance for Low-Income Taxpayers Starts February First in Moraine Township
From February 1 through April 9, Moraine Township will offer free assistance to low-and-moderate-income taxpayers filing their 2015 income tax returns through the IRS VITA Program (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance).
Volunteers are trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prepare basic returns for taxpayers earning less than $54,000 in 2015. Appointments will take place in the Moraine Township Office, 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park by appointment only.
Call 847-780-6644 today to schedule an appointment with a Volunteer. If you would like to volunteer to help with the income tax assistance effort, please contact Supervisor Bassi at Moraine Township for more information. Click for more information or download a flyer (pdf).
"SUPER-KIDS" AT RED OAK DID A "SUPER-BOWL" COLLECTION OF FOOD FOR MORIANE TOWNSHIP'S FOOD PANTRY
FEED THE METERS, FEED YOUR NEIGHBORS
The change collected at the two new "parking" meters installed in downtown Highland Park will lead to positive change in the community's fight against food insecurity. Spearheaded by Namrita Narula, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, all funds collected from the donation station meters will be used to purchase fresh produce for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.
"Food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, "and we were thrilled when Namrita came to the City Council with the request to have the collection sculptures in downtown to provide additional funding for the Food Pantry."
"We are inspired by the compassion and dedication of this young woman to help our neighbors going through difficult times," commented Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.Click to read more.
MORAINE TOWNSHIP EXPANS DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION
In an effort to help seniors continue to enrich and contribute to our community, Moraine Township offers daily hours for its paratransit vans to provide rides for non-medical appointments. The Township looks forward to helping seniors and disabled residents run errands, visit area businesses, grocery shop, schedule beauty shop appointments, and take care of other personal business within the Township. Personal errands can be scheduled weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; other times may be scheduled subject to availability. Click to read more.
MORAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Moraine Township Food Pantry is the fortunate recipient of an October 2015 food drive hosted by twenty businesses in downtown Highland Park.
GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER AND THE ILLINOIS ADA PROJECT TRANSPORTATION ACCESS AND EXPERIENCES SURVEY
The Great Lakes ADA Center and the Illinois ADA Project would like to invite you to participate in a national survey titled, Transportation Access and Experiences, which is designed to improve understanding of accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities. This survey is being conducted by the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC), a collaborative research project of seven ADA Regional Centers. This project focuses on community living, community participation & work/economic participation disparities of people with disabilities (For more information, visit the website: www.adaparc.org). We would like to improve our understanding on transportation access of people with disabilities and use this information to make improvements at regional and national levels.
We are very interested in receiving as many responses as possible from people with disabilities based on their personal experiences with public transportation. Please feel free to share the survey with potentially interested entities. The results will serve as crucial evidence to support improvements to accessible transportation.
Please use this link to access and complete the survey.
HELP US KEEP OUR SHELVES STOCKED!
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 777 Central Avenue. Download an Food Pantry Flyer (pdf) or a Food Pantry Shopping List (pdf).
HIGHLAND PARK AND HIGHWOOD ARE READY TO TACKLE FOOD INSECURITY
An inspired crowd of 150 residents packed the Highland Park Country Club on Tuesday, April 21st to learn about food insecurity in Highland Park and Highwood and become part of the solution in ensuring no one goes hungry in their communities. Presentations were made by members of the community and keynote speaker Christopher G. Kennedy, founder of Top Box Foods Express and former chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who shared his vision and unique strategy to address hunger and nutrition
Noted Dr. Tom Koulentes, Principal of Highland Park High School, "Food insecurity touches all of the age and cultural demographics of our students and our community; no group is immune." With one out of every four elementary students in Highland Park and Highwood qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program at their school, along with the increased use of the Moraine Township Food Pantry, food insecurity is an unfortunate reality. Click to read more.
HELP US BETTER SERVE TOWNSHIP SENIORS by completing this survey (pdf).
Through its Feed 4 More program, Whole Foods Market Deerfield presented a check for $8,768 to Moraine Township to support its Food Pantry. Click to read more.
Our Food Pantry often means the difference in families having enough to eat between paychecks. Donations of unexpired, non-perishable food is accepted 8:30 — 4:30 M-F at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park. Click to read our shopping list.
Moraine Township receives Stormwater Management's 2014 BMP Project of the Year Award. Click to read more.
CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.
DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.
FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times or in the evening. Call us!
When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.
NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.
TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.
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