WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
GET HELP WITH DIAPERS AND PERIOD SUPPLIES ON THE GO
Several times each month, our mobile pantry visits 6 locations to distribute free diapers (babies, toddlers and adults) and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT TO A DISTRIBUTION DAY and must be completed using the form below.
Identification for the parent/guardian and child(ren) is required. See the next section below for details.
Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4.
Incontinence products are provided for seniors and disabled adults (65 years old and up). Individuals from 5 - 64 years old can receive products with a doctor's note/diagnosis.
LEND A HAND
AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR OUR DIAPER PANTRY PROGRAM
USING THE ONLINE FORM BELOW,
OPT-IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES FROM US
AND NEVER MISS A DIAPER DISTRIBUTION DAY!
TEXT "DIAPERS" TO 833-635-0634.
STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.
NOTE: OPTING IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES DOES NOT
REGISTER YOU FOR THE DIAPER PANTRY PROGRAM.
COMPLETION OF OUR INTAKE FORM BELOW
IS REQUIRED TO GET DIAPERS.
Our mobile pantry provides free disposable diapers and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. We also provide incontinence products for older youth, adults, seniors and individuals with disabilities. The mobile pantry currently visits 6 locations (Gurnee, Waukegan, Grayslake, Round Lake Park, Highwood, Kenosha) and is a drive-thru model, so clients can remain in their vehicles. Families can visit 2 locations each month for diapers, but cannot visit 2 sites in the same week. There must be 7 days between visits. The distribution schedule is listed below.
Online registration (completion of the intake form below) 24 hours prior to your first visit and parent/guardian/child documentation is required. Please refer to the section below about requirements and other important program information, including registration forms in English and Spanish.
Pantry dates, times, locations and any service updates will be posted below. Families can also opt-in for text reminders for the mobile pantry distribution dates and other important program information by texting "DIAPERS" to 833-635-0634. Standard message and data rates may apply. Opting in for text messages does not register you for the diaper program.
We reserve the right to cancel any distribution date or close the mobile diaper pantry early due to weather/other reasons. We also reserve the right to limit the quantities of diapers, wipes, period kits and other supplies so that we can serve as many families as possible.
KEEPING FAMILIES COVERED MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY
2023 DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
GURNEE (10am - 12pm)
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
January 4, February 1, March 8, April 5, May 10, June 7, July 5
August 9, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
GRAYSLAKE (10am - 12pm)
Grayslake, IL 60030
January 14, February 11, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17
July 15, August 19, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
WAUKEGAN (10am - 12pm)
Lake County Health Department
2400 Belvidere Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
January 18, February 15, March 22, NO PANTRY IN APRIL, May 24, June 21, July 19, August 23 - CLOSING AT 11:30AM DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING, September 20, October 18 - NO PANTRY, November 15, December 20
HIGHWOOD (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
Fort Sheridan Metra Station
461 W. Old Elm
Highwood, IL 60040
January 6 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, May 5 & 12,
June 2 & 23, July 14 & 28, August 4 & 25, September 15 & 29,
October 6 & 27
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ADDED
KENOSHA (10am - 12pm)
ELCA Outreach Center
6218 26th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53143
January 11, February 8, March 15, April 12, May 17, June 14, July 12, August 16,
September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
ROUND LAKE PARK (10am - 12pm)
433 E. Washington St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073
January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26,
August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27
PLEASE OPT--IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES TO GET DIAPER DISTRIBUTION DATE REMINDERS AND PROGRAM UPDATES.
TEXT "DIAPERS" TO 833-635-0634.
STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
One-time online registration is required and must be completed 24 hours prior to your first visit to our mobile diaper pantry (forms below). If you are not on our list when you arrive at a distribution, you will not receive diapers.
Completed online registration form (ONE-TIME FORM)
Parent's photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT - driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport, VISA)
Child's birth certificate (needed at FIRST VISIT and for any re-verification periods throughout the year)
Adults 65 years and up - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and Medicare/Medicaid card (needed at FIRST VISIT)
Individuals 5 - 64 years old - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and doctor's note/IEP (needed at FIRST VISIT)
Caregivers and/or guardians should bring their photo ID and photo ID for the recipient of the supplies (needed at EVERY VISIT)
Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. At age 4, children age out of our program. Exceptions will be made for children with special needs (doctor's note and/or IEP paperwork required).
Please note that due to the number of families we serve, we do not provide diapers to expectant mothers for unborn children. Once you deliver and have your child's birth certificate, you are welcome to register them for diapers.
Incontinence supplies are provided for seniors and disabled adults (65 years old and up). Individuals from 5 - 64 years old can also receive incontinence products with a doctor's note/diagnosis.
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED BY US. YOU WILL RECEIVE A GOOGLE FORM EMAIL CONFIRMATION IF YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM WAS SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY SCHEDULE (LISTED ABOVE) AND PLAN YOUR 2 VISITS EACH MONTH.
This program is for individuals and/or families that are NOT receiving diapers or period supplies from any of our 70 agency partners (or other sources). Distributions are tracked very closely for every individual/family registered for the program. If we discover that you are receiving diapers or incontinence products from our mobile pantry plus one of our partner agencies or any other community source, we reserve the right to stop providing any and all service to you.
Due to the number of families we serve and high demand for size 5/size 6 baby diapers, we reserve the right to limit the quantity provided of those sizes at any time.
Wipes, period kits and other supplies are offered WHEN AVAILABLE.
Families can only visit 2 locations each month for diapers and incontinence products. You cannot visit 2 sites in the same week. There must be a full 7 days between your visits.
Diapers and incontinence products are only distributed on the dates/times and at the locations listed above.
Our volunteers will not tolerate disrespectful behavior from individuals or families visiting our pantry, and they are under no obligation to serve you. The policies outlined above will be enforced, and they are not up for discussion or debate. We purchase 80% of the items we donate to families through our programs, so we make the rules. Our programs are meant to supplement what people are able to provide for themselves----not to be the sole source of support. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny service to any individual and/or family that wishes to dispute or ignore our policies.
Other Ways to Get Assistance
Keeping Families Covered offers options to receive help from us.
Keeping Families Covered distributes items through established agencies that work directly with families in need. Those partnerships ensure that diapers and other essentials get into the hands of those who need them, our program compliments other services (home visits, case management, health screenings, self-sufficiency programs, job training) and providing families with basic needs will help to connect them with other assistance programs in the community.
Community partners request items on behalf of the clients they serve and we fill the requests. Case workers and/or agency representatives pick up their orders at our office and then handle the distribution to the families.
We are very intentional with how we grow and who we partner with to distribute our items. Our partners include home visiting programs, shelters, food pantries, townships, schools, healthcare clinics and community based organizations. An agency must have a partnership agreement with us in order to request assistance for their clients. Our partnership agreement is collaborative and requires each agency to support the mission, and programs, of Keeping Families Covered, throughout each calendar year.
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact our office at 224-637-1644.
Direct to Client Service
Clothing, Shoes & Formula
Families who are not receiving assistance from any of our agency partners or other organizations may apply for direct service by completing the intake form below. Identification is required for the parent and child(ren).
This program is for gently used children's clothing/shoes (newborn to size 12), maternity wear and infant formula. If you are pregnant, we can assist you with maternity wear until you deliver. Per our policy, we do not provide items for unborn children. If you are in need of diapers, please register for our mobile diaper pantry program. Our goal is to meet a family's immediate needs and connect them with additional resources in the community, including our agency partners. Items can be requested every 2 months. Clients are expected to work towards self-sufficiency.
Once we receive the completed intake form below, the individual/family will be contacted within 3 business days to schedule an appointment at our office.