Food insecurity affects too many families in our district, our city and our state. Hunger is devastating to children seeking education, employed individuals, and the stability of families.
The following resources can assist you or people you may know dealing with food insecurity.
Cassidy and her staff at Care For Real
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides funds that can be used to purchase food at participating retailers. Eligibility is determined by income and number of family members. To apply, click here.
Care For Real Food Pantry
Monday 4-7 PM
Wednesday & Friday 9am-12pm
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
Pantry Hours: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Women, Infants and Children program assists pregnant women, new mothers and their children get proper nutrition. You can determine your eligibility and visit a local office to fill out an application.
Top Box Foods
Top Box Foods provides low cost food boxes delivered once a month. Delivery is free and contactless, they accept all forms of payments including SNAP.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is available to anyone in Chicago or surrounding areas who may be experiencing food insecurity.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Chicago provides homebound seniors and disabled persons with weekly food deliveries. Seniors must sign up to participate. Seniors Citizens who’d like to sign up call 312-744-6573 and person with disabilities call 312-666-5335.
Soup Kitchens and Meal Kitchen Locations
A Just Harvest – Community Meal and Food Pantry
7649 N. Paulina Avenue, Chicago 60626
Community Meal To-Go hours: Daily from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Food Pantry: Pickup Only Wednesday’s 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Community Outreach – Food Pantry
4628 N. Clifton, Chicago 60640
Food Pantry Every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes - Community Meal
4641 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640
Entrance is in the parking lot
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
St. Thomas of Canterbury - Community Meal
4827 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago 60640
Pantry Hours: Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 pm - 3:00 p.m.
Soup Kitchen Hours: Tuesday and Friday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ravenswood Community Service c/o All Saints Episcopal Church
1757 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago 60640
Meal Hours: Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ezra Multi-Service Center - Uptown Cafe
Serves residents of the following zip codes:
60613, 60625, 60626, 60640, 60645, 60657, 60659, 60660
909 W. Wilson, Chicago 60640
Hot Meals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Weekly
Food Pantry: Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Uptown Baptist Church - Community Meal
1011 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago 60660
Meal Hours: Every other Monday – 3:00 p.m.