top of page

Food Assistance

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

SNAP Benefits

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

Edgewater Location

Pantry Hours:

Monday 4-7 PM

Wednesday & Friday 9am-12pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

Rogers Park Location

Pantry Hours:

Tuesdays 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Drive-Thru (Parking Lot)

Pantry Hours: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WIC Program

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      

(773) 262-2297

 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         

(773) 271-8163

Food Pantry Every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


Our Lady of Lourdes - Community Meal 

4641 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640     

(773) 561-2141

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   

(773) 878-5507

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      

(773) 769-0282

Meal Hours: Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Ezra Multi-Service Center - Uptown Cafe

Pre-screening required

Serves residents of the following zip codes: 

60613, 60625, 60626, 60640, 60645, 60657, 60659, 60660

909 W. Wilson, Chicago 60640          

(773) 275-0866

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      

(773) 784-2922

Meal Hours:  Every other Monday – 3:00 p.m.

bottom of page