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Food Insecurity

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.

These resources can assist you or people you may know dealing with food insecurity.

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.

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.

Soup Kitchens and Meal Kitchens Locations

 

Just Harvest – Serves everyone

      7649 N. Paulina Avenue, Chicago 60626      (773) 262-2297

 

      Meal hours:         Monday through Friday – 5:30 p.m.

                                     Saturday and Sunday – 5 p.m.

         

United Church of Rogers Park, Community Feast – Serves everyone

         1545 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago 60626       (773) 761-2500

 

         Meal Hours:         Sunday – 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach – Serves everyone

         4628 N. Clifton, Chicago 60640         (773) 271-8163

 

          Soup Kitchen Hours:     Saturday – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes – Serves everyone

          4640 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640     (773) 561-2141

         

          Soup Kitchen Hours:     Wednesday – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

St. Thomas of Canterbury – Serves everyone

          4827 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago 60640   (773) 878-5507

 

          Soup Kitchen Hours:     Tuesday and Friday – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Ravenswood Community Service c/o All Saints Episcopal Church – Serves all

          1757 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago 60640      (773) 769-0282

 

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

 

Inspiration Café – Serves everyone

          4554 N. Broadway, Chicago 60640    (773) 878-0981

 

          Meal Hours: Breakfast – Monday through Friday 5:30 to 8:30 a.m.

                                                        Saturday and Sunday 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The Peoples Church – Two Li’L Fishes Program – Serves everyone

          941 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago 60640    (773) 784-6633

 

          Meal Hours: Lunch – Every day except Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Era Multi-Service Center – Uptown Café – Pre-screening required

          909 W. Wilson, Chicago 60640          (773) 275-0866

          Serves residents of the following zip codes: 60613, 60625, 60626, 60640,                         60645, 60657, 60659, 60660

 

          Meal Hours:        Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 6 to 9 p.m.

                                         Sunday – 11 a.m. to Noon

 

Sarah’s Circle – Serves women 18 and older

          4750 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago 60640       (773) 751-7475

         

          Meal Hours:         Breakfast – Monday through Friday 10 a.m.

 

Uptown Baptist Church – Serves everyone

          1011 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago 60660      (773) 784-2922

 

          Meal Hours:        Monday – 5 to 6 p.m.