People Lending Assistance Network

We provide free food, clothes, & appliances to local individuals & families in Lake County, Ill.

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Help Our Cause

We greatly appreciate all of our supporters! 

Thanks to our community partnerships, we're able to stretch every dollar. If you would like to make a financial contribution to P.L.A.N. please use the Donate Now button to donate online! 

You may also send your financial contribution by mail to: 

People Lending Assistance Network 

P.O. Box 311

Mundelein, IL 60060

Questions about donating or volunteering? Give us a call, or submit a volunteer application at the bottom of this page.

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Making a Difference One Person at a Time!

Our Mission


Founded in 2006, P.L.A.N. provides assistance to over 100,000 individuals living in Northern Lake County by providing free food from our food pantry, hygiene products, clothing, appliances & furniture to individuals and families in need. 

Children under the age of 18 make up 40% of those we serve; 5% of assistance recipients are homeless. 

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Our Volunteers

Volunteers removing boxes of donations from a car

PLAN relies entirely on community volunteers to provide life's most important essentials to our neighbors in need.

We keep our shelves stocked thanks to donations from generous individuals, families, students, community organizations and local businesses.

How to help

LIFE Center


Leadership, Instruction, 

Family management and Education

As an extension of PLAN, the LIFE Center offers classes, workshops and other events to help individuals & families improve their family life, knowledge and understanding through life skills education.  

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