WayneTwp: Organization History

Organization History

For over 160 years, Wayne Township has provided public assistance to indigent residents that live within six communities in the northwest corner of DuPage County in Illinois: Bartlett, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, St. Charles, Wayne and West Chicago. Due to the needs of its community, a small food pantry first opened its doors over 30 years ago. In an effort to separate itself from the governing unit of the township, increase adequate representation of the people it served and accommodate fundraising activities, the food pantry became a not-for-profit organization in 2005. The Wayne Township Pantry and Senior Services NFP (WTPSS) provides basic needs services and advocacy. The organization also provides multiple programs and services for seniors to enhance their social and physical welfare. The food pantry serves as a gateway to the financial assistance programs available through the General Assistance Department and counseling services available through the Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services (WAYS). Residents of Wayne Township have access to a well-rounded plate of services to fit their specific needs. In addition to the food pantry and senior center, Wayne Township also houses a youth and family counseling center.