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Free food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens Chicago and Cook County.

Chicago and Cook County is supported by free food banks, soup kitchens as well as pantries that are open today. There are free groceries as well as meals served by non-profit organizations, churches or charities that help low income families and people with no money. Find a free food bank or pantry near you in Cook County IL.

Low-income families, seniors and single moms among others will get a free emergency box of groceries, holiday food basket, or even free pet food. Many of the distribution centers near you also have applications to EBT cards in Chicago, Meals on Wheels for disabled people or adults, and free personal toiletries. Find information below, as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page for other free food assistance programs Cook County IL.

There is help today, near you, from dozens of local pantries, churches, drive thru food banks as well as soup kitchens. Some of what can be available includes dairy products, meats, vegetables, personal hygiene supplies, baby formula, free holiday (Thanksgiving or Christmas meals) and canned goods. The focus is placed on assisting children, seniors and older adults and the unemployed, however anyone can stop by.

Many sites also work with the leading organization in the region, the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Some of the other programs offered in the region include the following.

  • Kids Cafe can serve students and children meals and food during their summer breaks, holidays, or on the weekends. This allows low income families in Cook County Illinois to feed their children when school is out of session.
  • Older adult Choice Markets can provide the elderly with vegetables, fresh fruit, and nonperishable food.
  • Free pet food pantries also have cat and dog kibble for low-income families in Chicago IL. Locate places that giveaway free pet food.
  • Last, but not least, pre-packed boxes of shelf-stable food is available at many of the Chicago area food pantries as well as drive-thrus.
  • Meals on Wheels for the elderly or homebound.
  • Many locations either can offer social services, or refer clients to government programs such as SNAP Food Stamps, WIC, or USDA meals..

Free food and meals in Chicago IL area

Celestial Church of Christ - Ancient of Days Cathedral Chicago - Chicago Community Ministry
Address: 6525 N Clark St., Chicago IL 60626. Phone (773) 761-6688 or (773) 419-7727
The pantry services those in the boundaries of Lake - Ridge; Devon – Howard.




Catholic Charity churches in Chicago area
Dozens of churches are part of Catholic Charities. They help the poor. Whether furniture, pots or pans, food, hot meals, clothes, or even information on shopping for groceries, help is offered. They assist with employment and winter coats. But a free food pantry and soup kitchen also feeds the homeless, single moms, and unemployed among others. A big service is on helping immigrants and Latinos too. More on food help from Catholic Charities Cook County.

Howard Area Community Center
7648 N Paulina St, Chicago IL 60626. Dial (773) 262-6622
Serves residents of zip codes of 60626 and 60645. Various social services are offered, including emergency food boxes, groceries, meals, and information on public aid such as food stamps.

A Just Harvest food pantry and Soup Kitchen
7649 N Paulina St, Chicago Illinois 60626. Call (773) 262-2297
There are free meals for the homeless as well as a free food bank. There is cereal, soup, bread, and other items including shelf stable items, bakery goods, fresh produce, and meat.

St Ignatius Church
6559 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL. Call 773-764-5936

Vineyard Christian Church Evanston
Address: 2495 W Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202. Main phone: (847) 328-4544
A year round pantry is on site. There are also free holiday meals,. including Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas food baskets and more.

Saint Teresa of Ávila Church
Address: 1950 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Main Phone: (773) 528-6650

Chicago Dream Center
Main Address: 1636 N California Ave # 2, Chicago, IL 60647. Call (773) 384-2200
Based on resources, the charity has boxes of groceries for people in Cook County. There is also pre-packaged breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children, the elderly and families. They also help people appl,y for SNAP benefits.





St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Address: 2300 W Le Moyne St, Chicago, IL 60622. Phone: (773) 278-4808

United Church of Rogers Park
1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago IL 60626. Phone - (773) 761-2500
The free food pantry has limited hours. Get food for households living in underserved areas of the community. The distribution center has meats, breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, and non-perishable foods.

Warren Park Produce Program Formerly Rogers Park PM
6601 N Western Ave, Chicago IL 60645. Call (773) 987-7700
Provides food, produce, and perishable items to all of Cook County. People (seniors or the homebound) in the immediate area can sign up for Meals on Wheels too. There will be lettuce, apples, tomatoes and other free fruits and vegetables.

New Hope United Methodist food pantry
Location is 6125 W. Foster Ave Chicago, IL 60630. Phone: (773) 775-1215
Zip Codes served are 60631, 60646, 60630 and 60656.

Saint Vincent Center Food Pantry
A variety of social services are offered  Most of it is for basic needs, such as food, clothing, or school supplies, including snacks for kids. Get free groceries, peanut butter or jelly, rice, baby formula and more. However some limited rent or utility bill funds may be offered from time to time.

Also learn where and how to apply for government aid such as LIHEAP or SNAP food stamps from this charity organization. There will also be free paper products from the pantry, such as toilet paper or napkins. More St. Vincent Chicago assistance.

  • 2145 N Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614. Call (312) 943-6776
  • Another location is at 1010 W Webster Ave., Chicago IL 60614, dial (773) 325-8610.

St. Florian Saint Vincent Food Pantry
13145 S Houston Ave. Chicago IL 60633. Call (773) 646-4877 for intake
Items offered include free and guidance on public and Cook County Illinois assistance programs. Some homeless prevention services may be available.

Saint Vincent De Paul District IX Food Pantry
5533 S Sawyer Ave, Chicago IL 60629. Call (773) 436-2558
This charity serves those between boundaries: N: 59th St - S: 51st St; W: Rockwell Ave - E: St. Louis Ave. Like most St. Vincent sites, has a variety of programs. They may include food, clothing, winter coats, school supplies. Other aid, while limited, can be financial assistance, vouchers for medications, and job training type resources. May have details on programs such as section 8, TANF, or more.

St. Elizabeth Church SVDP
44 E 41st St, Chicago, IL 60653. Phone: (773) 268-1518
Social services are offered by Saint Vincent. A thrift store, clothing closet, and food bank may be available, as this is part of the nation’s leading charity organization. Some funds may be offered for basic needs, bills, or housing.

Hillside Church
2727 Crawford Avenue Evanston, IL 60201. Call 847-328-7182

Holy Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement
A free Food Distribution Center is at 4850 N Sawyer Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. Phone: (773) 317-7710

Care and Share Food Pantry
Address - 4520 W Washington Blvd, Chicago 60624. Call (773) 626-1972
A free client choice pantry for Chicago IL families that is open today. Get Peanut Butter & Jelly, canned beans, rice, bread, and even possible low-sugar or gluten free food.





United Baptist Church
4220 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago IL 60624. (773) 722-4357
The food banks is for 60623 and 60624 zip codes are supported. Programs include Summer Food Service Program, USDA commodities, and free groceries. There is also Summer meals.

Saint John Lutheran Church Our Lady of Victory
Main address: 4939 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641. Telephone: (312) 402-0005

First Presbyterian Church
Address: 1427 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. Phone: (847) 864-1472
The pantry has stuff such as dried beans and fruit; spaghetti and sauce; vegetable soup.

Nourishing Hope - Sheridan Market
Address: 3945 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613. Phone: (773) 525-1777
The goal is to alleviate as many barriers to good nutrition as possible. Free groceries, dairy, meat and cooking as well as shopping classes. Wellness is a focus.

Niles Township - Food Pantry
Address: 8341 Lockwood Ave, Skokie, IL 60077. For hours, dial (847) 983-0073

Cook County Salvation Army food pantries and soup kitchens
This is a leading faith based Christian Charity. There are many locations in the county as well as city. Low income families, immigrants and the working poor can use the free food pantry. Or apply for financial aid or get free household or personal cleaning supplies. There are also Christmas toys as well as meals, Thanksgiving turkey dinners, and other low income resources. It is a free client choice pantry. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Cook County.

  • Chicago Lawn - 5950 S Spaulding Ave, Chicago IL 60629. Call (773) 434-0488. Zip Codes covered are 60629 and 60652
  • Englewood Red Shield Center - 945 W 69th St, Chicago IL 60621. Phone: (773) 358-3200
  • La Vallita Corps - 3621 W 24th St, Chicago IL 60623. Dial (773) 257-0700
  • TSA: Chicago Temple - Main address is 1 N Ogden Ave. Chicago IL 60607. Phone number - (312) 492-6803. Supports families in the zip codes of 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60610, 60611 and 60660.
  • Midwest Corps Pantry - Address: 20 S Campbell Ave, Chicago IL 60612. Call (312) 733-4801. Low income families in zips of 60612, 60624, 60644, and 60651 can call this pantry for help. Clothing, food, meals, and referrals may all be available.Free food pantries Chicago IL area

Windy City Community Church
6131 N Newark Ave, Chicago, IL 60631. Call (773) 631-9222
Meals are offered for the homeless and very low income. Also learn about local shelters.

Independence SDA Community Pantry
Location is 3808 W Polk St, Chicago Illinois 60624. Phone (773) 826-1447
Some senior assistance is offered. Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, and more are distributed from the food bank on site. There will be free cheese, milk, applications to SNAP and Christmas meals too, including for immigrants.

Keystone Baptist Church
Location is 4035 W Maypole Ave, Chicago IL 60624. Call (773) 638-7383

Cornerstone Community Outreach
4626 N Clifton Ave, Chicago IL 60640. Call the pantry at (773) 271-8163
Some of what can be offered includes frozen foods, Christmas and Thanksgiving assistance (meals and gifts), work clothing, and more.

North Side Church of God
Location is 5145 N Broadway St., Chicago IL 60640. Telephone number is (773) 944-0329

American Indian Center
3401 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL 60625. Main phone: (773) 275-5871

Chicago Human Services (DHS)
the government can help the very low income, unemployed, families in poverty and disabled among others. This is where the Illinois Link Card (food stamps) is received from. Or low income parents can apply for WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. There are also lunches and breakfast for students, cash aid, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and more. There are dozens of DHS offices. Call 1-800-843-6154.

St. Thomas of Canterbury
Location is 4827 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago Illinois 60640. Call (773) 878-5507
Boundaries served by this pantry are S: 5600 S of Bryn Mawr; E: 1400 E of Clark; N: 4600 N of Wilson and W: 146 W of Marine Dr.

LCFS: Chicago Uptown Ministries
4720 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60640. Call (773) 271-3760
Serves the low income and needy in Ravenswood - Lake and Montrose - Byn Mawr with food boxes, canned goods, lunches, and more.

Uptown Food For Families
4544 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Phone (773) 878-4646
This charity is a so called produce mobile as well as free drive thru pantry.

Our Lady of Lourdes SK soup kitchen
Main address: 4641 N Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60640. Call (773) 561-2141
Hot meals, fresh foods, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and more are served by volunteers and others.

Preston Bradley Center
Location is 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60640. Call (773) 784-6633







Ravenswood Community Services SK c/o All Saints Episcopal Church
Location is 4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. Call (773) 769-0282
Serves meals and distribute food to all of Cook County. Free items may also be offered, such as gently used clothing, or referrals to social service agencies. Get TANF cash aid, food, toiletries, laundry detergent, soap and even free diapers or baby formula.

Albany Park Food Pantry
3253 W Wilson Ave, Chicago Illinois 60625. Call (773) 478-7941

Our Lady Of The Angels
Address: 824 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60651. Phone: (773) 486-8431

Blessed Maria Gabriella West Parish
Primary Address: 2248 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612. Call (312) 733-1068

Saint Stephen AME Church
Soup kitchen Address: 3042 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612. Phone: (773) 673-8045
A free soup kitchen for hot meals and food bank are on site. The charity helps the unemployed, homeless, veterans and hungry people in Cook County.

Open Arms Ministry
2649 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. Call (773) 252-3210

The Friendship Center Food Pantry
The location is 2711 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. Call (773) 907-6388

Interfaith Action of Evanston
Main Address: 1004 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL 60201. Phone: (847) 475-1150

Care For Real
5341 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60640. Phone - (773) 769-6182
People who live in the area of E: Lake, N: Devon - S: Foster, W: Western Ave , can stop by for aid.

North Shore SDA Church
5220 N California Ave, Chicago IL 60625. Telephone number is (773) 561-0282

Albany Park CC Food Pantry
5101 N Kimball Ave, Chicago Illinois 60625. Dial (773) 509-5657
Residents of Zip Codes of 60625, 60618, 60630, 60641, 60646 and 60659 can stop by the free food bank. Government commodities, food bags, baby formula and more may be distributed.

Lakeview Pantry - West
Main address is 1414 W Oakdale Ave, Chicago Illinois 60657. Dial (773) 404-6333
Boundaries served including the street and neighborhoods of N: Irving Park - S: Fullerton; E: Racine - W: Damen.

Northwest Church of Christ
4602 N Kilbourn Ave, Chicago IL 60630. Dial the pantry at (773) 283-2586 for hours

Ravenswood Community Services Ravenswood School – Cook County
Location is 4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. Call (773) 769-0282
Helps people, seniors, and low income families with free food, rice, meals, and more. Limited hours. Boundaries served: W: Racine - E: Lake Shore Dr; N: Irving Park - S: Fullerton

St. Mary of The Lake Community Center
Main address is 4220 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60613. Call (773) 525-8610
May have food, clothing, household products, and items for other basic needs.

Irving Park Community Food Pantry
 4256 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Call (773) 283-6296
Zip Codes: 60641 and 60618. Free meals, meals for students and children, and other programs are offered.

Resurrection Food Pantry of zip codes 60618
5717 W 63rd Pl, Chicago, IL 60638. Phone: (773) 585-5198 OR Telephone number is (773) 478-9705

Common Pantry
Address is 3744 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL 60618. Call (773) 327-0553
Call or stop by for free emergency food distribution. Breads, produce, rices, and government commodities may be distributed.

St. Cyprian Food Pantry
6535 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60634. Call (773) 283-9178
Zip Codes are 60634, 60639 and 60707 of Chicago only. The pantry may have Rice, Canned chili, perishable fruits like bananas or apples, vegetables and many other goods.

Polish American Association PY
Address of food pantry is 3834 N Cicero Ave, Chicago IL 60641. Dial (773) 282-8206
Zip Code is 60641

New Life Family Services
Location is 1665 N Mozart St., Chicago Illinois 60647. Call  (773) 384-7113
Zip codes served are 60622, 60639, 60651, and 60647

San Lucas Food Pantry
2914 W North Ave, Chicago Illinois 60647. Main phone number is (773) 227-5747
Zip Codes supported are 60647, 60622 and 60651

St. John UC Food Pantry
4500 Prescott Ave, Lyons, IL 60534. Phone (773) 772-4161
The food bank supports the needy in N: Armitage Ave; S: North Ave; E: Western Ave; W: California Ave.

Elijahs Pantry
2649 N Francisco Ave, Chicago IL 60647. Phone: (773) 772-2045
Neighborhood served is  N: Irving Park Rd - S: Fullerton Ave; E: Western Ave - W: Pulaski Rd part of 60618 and 60647

Celestial Vision Food Pantry
3023 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago IL 60647. Dial (773) 501-4064

Chicago Hope Food Pantry
Main address 2451 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago IL 60647. Call the pantry at (773) 384-6800 for hours
Region and streets covered are Pulaski Rd; N: Addison - S: Divison St; E: Western Ave – W
Free food, groceries, and more are offered. Seniors may qualify or receive home delivered meals from volunteers. If a center can’t help, then find additional information on free food pantries.

Humboldt Park: Social Services Soup Kitchen
2120 N Mozart St, Chicago IL 60647. Call  (773) 342-0441 or (773) 342-1751
Programs include social services, free breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, and more.

Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church Of Christ - African American Leadership
Address is 4100 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago IL 60653. Phone number is (773) 725-3655
The neighborhoods and parts of Chicago supported are S:55; W:Dan Ryan; E:Lake Pk(not Kenwood/Hyde Pk); S Bronzeville:N:26; Woodlawn/Washington Pk: S: S Chicago; W:Dan Ryan; E:Stony Island (not UNV of Chicago Campus). Supports people of all backgrounds. Get information on social services, food, housing and utility resources, and more. A free food pantry, boxes of groceries, clothes and holiday meals are offered to the low-income and poor in Chicago.

Iglesia Evangelica Emmanuel
5016 W Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60639. Call (773) 237-1645

Elam Davies Social Service Center
126 E Chestnut St, Chicago IL 60611. Dial (312) 787-2729
Mostly serves the low income and needy in downtown Chicago. The government non-profit has both a food bank and soup kitchen, as well as applications for needs such as food stamps, TANF, and similar

Pacific Garden Mission
Main address is 1458 S Canal St., Chicago IL 60607. Call (312) 281-1278 or (312) 492-9410
A mobile pantry for the needy in Cook County.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632. Main phone - 773-247-3663
Free Referrals are given. This non-profit partners with local churches, pantries and soup kitchens near you, USDA, the state and city as well as other food assistance programs. They help families find help. Or find referrals here.

First Baptist Congregational
Main address is 1613 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Illinois 60612. Telephone number is (312) 243-8047
The church can provide free food, hot meals, perishable items, and information to the needy. Guidance and support is provided as needed too.

Pilgrim Rest M.B.C.
Primary location is 1901 W Washington Blvd, Chicago IL 60612. Call (312) 243-7579
The free food distribution center covers N: Roosevelt; S: Chicago; E: Pulaski; W: Halsted. Get tuna, rice a roni, Boxed or Canned Soups, bread, and other goods.





First Baptist Congregational
Main address is 1613 W Washington Blvd., Chicago IL 60612. Call (312) 243-8047
Location is W: Homan Ave (3400W); N: Division St (1200N); S: Roosevelt Rd (1200S); E: State St (0W).

Fillmore Christian House
Location is 2918 W Fillmore St. Chicago IL 60612. Telephone number is (773) 332-8540
A free food pantry helps the low-income, poor and others. Boundaries: Zip Code: 60612. Get  dry and canned goods, paper products, laundry detergent, soap and personal toiletries to those in need.

Onward House
Main address is 2805 N Linder Ave, Chicago, IL 60641. Call (312) 666-6726
Areas served are N: Division St - S: Lake St; E: Kinzie - W: Kedzie as well as zip codes of 60612 and 60622.

Marillac House Food Pantry
Location is 2859 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60612. Dial (773) 584-4539 or (773) 584-3244
Residents of the zip codes of 60612, 60624 and 60644 can be supported.

Mt. Sinai MBC Food Pantry
Address: 2841 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Illinois 60612. Dial (773) 826-8099 for hours

Greater Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C.
Main address is 246 N California Ave, Chicago IL 60612. Cal the center at (773) 722-9430

The Joshua Ministries PY Walls Memorial
200 S Sacramento Blvd, Chicago IL 60612. Dial (773) 533-2721 or (773) 533-2761
Serves the neighborhoods of W: Homan; N: Franklin, S: Roosevelt, and E: California.

Family Focus Lawndale
3517 W Arthington St, Chicago Illinois 60624. Dial (773) 722-5057

New Morning Star MBC Pantry of Cook County
Main location 206-208 S Hamlin Blvd
Chicago IL 60624
Phone (773) 826-3410 for intake
Emergency food boxes, groceries, government surplus commodities, and more. May also have meals for children, formula, and similar items.

Star of David Outreach
133 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago IL 60624
(312) 718-8497
Boundaries served are N: Chicago - S: 16th St; W: Cicero - E: Homan

Breakthrough Urban Ministries Fresh Market
Location 402 N St Louis Ave.
Chicago IL 60624
(773) 346-1785 x278
Tries to ensure families have the nutrition they need. Pantry may have some fresh foods, produce, and more.

Holy Temple Community Church
Main address: 4508 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60624
(773) 475-7333
The church helps the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged. Whether free food, a ride to the doctor, or other resources, there is help offered.

Peoples Church of the Harvest
Location is 3570 W 5th Ave
Chicago IL 60624
Telephone number - (773) 533-6877

Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Food bank address - 402 N St Louis Ave
Chicago IL 60624
Call (773) 346-1378

Maypole Avenue Church
4400 W Maypole Ave
Chicago IL 60624
(773) 550-0015
May have hot meals, spiritual guidance, and more for the unemployed, struggling, and homeless.

Friends Of Columbus Park
5701 W Jackson Blvd (Field House)
Chicago IL 60644
Call the pantry at (312) 342-5199

Circle Urban Ministries
Main address is 118 N Central Ave
Chicago IL 60644
Telephone number is (815) 973-6918
An emergency food bank is on site. Get Cereal, Rice, Canned tuna or salmon, meats, fresh produce, and other foodstuff.

St. Martin de Porres
Location is 5112 W Washington Blvd
Chicago Illinois 60644
Call (773) 287-0206

Hope Organization/Mandell UMC
Address is 5000 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago Illinois 60644
Telephone number is (773) 626-6256
The agency serves Cook County Illinois.

Fraternite Notre Dame SK
Address: 502 N Central Ave.
Chicago IL 60644
(773) 261-0101
Has both a food pantry and soup kitchen. Fresh foods, maybe some clothing, household goods, and more is offered.

St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry
2907 S Wabash Ave
Chicago IL 60616
Main phone number is (312) 842-1919

6th Grace Presbyterian Church
600 E 35th St - Entrance through parking lot
Chicago IL 60616
(312) 225-5300
Helps families who live between W: MLK Drive; N: 35th St - S: 39th St, E: Lake Michigan.

Second Presbyterian Church
1936 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60616
(312) 225-4951
Has food bags for homeless people in the immediate region.

Pilsen Little Village
Location is 2001 S California Ave.
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 927-1228
Provides services in the zip codes of 60608 and 60623

Holy Family Notre Dame Pantry
Address is 1080 W Roosevelt Rd - N Door
Chicago IL 60608
Call (312) 243-6125

A Safe Haven Foundation
2750 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 435-8358
Boundaries of this pantry are E: Western; S: Cermak; W: Pulaski; N: Harrison

St. Procopius Church
1641 S Allport St
Chicago IL 60608
(312) 226-7887
The Chicago area food pantry has groceries, feminine or household products, and items offered. There is Canned Fruits, Dried beans, cereal, vegetables, pumpkin, Peanut Butter and other groceries.

Pilsen Little Village CMHC II food pantry
Main location is 2319 S Damen Ave.
Chicago IL 60608
Phone number - (773) 579-0832
Zip Codes served are 60608 and 60623

St. Pius Parish Pantry Soup Kitchen
Address - 1919 S Ashland Ave
Chicago IL 60608
(312) 226-6161
Serves meals to those who need them.

La Cruzada Misionera, Inc.
2622 W Cermak Rd - Entrance in the Back
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 927-9811

Manna Food Pantry
3415 W 13th Pl
Chicago IL 60623
Call (773) 522-1138
A number of food assistance programs are offered. Summer meals, nutrition for seniors, formula for babies/pregnant moms, and more. A focus is on those who are most at risk. Donations are always appreciated. Another center is at 1230 S Millard Ave, Chicago IL 60623, call (773) 522-1138.

LCFS Hispanic Project
2759 S Karlov Ave Bsmt
Chicago IL 60623
Telephone - (773) 277-7330
Spanish speaking services and resources are administered, as well as culturally sensitive food.

Jireh Food Pantry
4224 W 13th St
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 762-2432
Boundaries of this food bank are N: Jackson - S: 22nd Cermak, E: Kedzie - W: Kilbourne

St. Agathas Food Pantry
3147 W Douglas Blvd
Chicago Illinois 60623
(773) 522-3050

Amor De Dios UMC
2356 S Sawyer Ave
Chicago Illinois 60623
Call the pantry at (773) 521-3737

Douglas Park Baptist Church
1838-1846 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 762-0611
Zip Codes of the center are 60623 and 60632

Siloam Baptist Church
1522 S Sawyer Ave - Entrance in the Back
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 521-9402
People who live between E: 3100 Albany; N: 1200 Roosevelt; S: 2200 Cermak; or W: 3400 Homan can stop by for donations.

Blessed Sacrament Church
2153 S Millard Ave.
Chicago Illinois 60623
(773) 277-4613
Boundaries: N: 16th St - S: 31st St; E: Kedzie Ave - W: Pulaski Rd

Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish
Food pantry and thrift store address is 3047 W Cermak Rd
Chicago Illinois 60623
(773) 521-8400

Greater Rose Hill MB Church/ Holy Sanctuary Community Church
Main address is 1200 S Troy St - Entrance on Side Door
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 405-0361
Covers Cook County Illinois

Greater Progressive MBC Church
1625 S Lawndale Ave
Chicago IL 60623
(773) 522-8575
Boundaries are N: Roosevelt; S: Cermak, E: Kedzie, W: Keeler

Harmony Community Baptist Church
1908 S Millard Ave.
Chicago Illinois 60623
Phone number is (773) 762-9673

Chosen Tabernacle Full Gospel
4310 S Champlain Ave.
Chicago IL 60653
(888) 834-9414
Areas served of the pantry are N: 35th St; S: 47th St; E: Lake Michigan; W: Dan Ryan Expressway. Stop by for food, items like personal hygiene, winter coats for kids, and more.

Tabernacle MBC Food Pantry
4130 S Indiana Ave
Chicago IL 60653
(773) 624-6722
Zip Code supported is 60653

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
4242 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago IL 60653
(773) 548-7500
Families in zip Codes - 60615 and 60653 can call this pantry.

West Point Baptist Church
Main address - 3566-72 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago IL 60653
(773) 538-7590

Kenwood United COC Soup Kitchen
4608 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago IL 60653
Telephone - (773) 373-2861

Operation Pull Grant Memorial
4017 S Drexel Blvd
Chicago IL 60653
Call for information - (773) 285-5819

Matthew House Soup Kitchen
Main address is 3728 S Indiana Ave
Chicago Illinois 60653
Call (773) 536-2528

Hyde Park Kenwood Interfaith
Location 5600 S Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago IL 60637
(773) 363-6063
Region are E: Cottage Grove; N: 39th St; S: 60th St; and to the west at Lake Michigan.

Second Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C.
424 E 49th St
Chicago IL 60615
(773) 624-0799
The pantry has Canned beans and other groceries. Fresh or canned.

Will Feed Community Organization
6401 S Sangamon St
Chicago IL 60621
(773) 651-9220
A local soup kitchen/charity group. Also runs a free food pantry for the low income, jobless, and those struggling.

Canaan M.B.C. Food Ministry
6659 S Harvard Ave - Side Entrance from Church-Bldg
Chicago IL 60621
(773) 487-9497

Englewood UMC Food Pantry
6400 S Stewart Ave
Chicago IL 60621
(773) 846-0665

Visitation Parish Food Pantry
Address is 843 W Garfield Blvd
Chicago IL 60621
(773) 846-3570

Shepherds Hope
Location is 5732 S Lowe Ave
Chicago IL 60621
(773) 846-9494
Stop by for food, clothing, or information on employment programs.

Operation Blessing Evening Str
Main address is 2050 W 59th St
Chicago IL 60636
Dial (773) 925-6160 for hours

Evening Star MBC
2050 W 59th St
Chicago IL 60636
Telephone (773) 925-6160
Provides resources and services in E: Halsted - W: California and N: 55th St - S: 69th St.

Uncle Shack Food Blessing
1818 W 74th St
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 863-0995
People who live in zip of 60636 can call this center.

Abundant Life MBC
2306 W 69th St
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 434-7875

We Do Care food pantry
Main address is 1538-40 W 69th St
Chicago IL 60636
(708) 841-6122

Englewood Cares Outreach PY
Address - 6005 S Ashland Ave
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 918-1946

Kingdom Builders Christian Center
1648 W 63rd St
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 434-1688

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1850 W Marquette Rd
Chicago Illinois 60636
Telephone number is (773) 577-1090

Beautiful Zion Baptist Church
1406 W 64th St
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 778-7271
If you live in the region of, N: 59th; S: 71; E: Stewart; W: Damen, call this pantry. They also have a so called mobile unit in the community.

Greater St. John AME Church
6201 S Throop St
Chicago Illinois 60636
(773) 925-2262 x63

All Things Through Christ
Address: 6600 S Hermitage Ave
Chicago IL 60636
(708) 214-9075
Zip Code of 60636

FCHN Soup Kitchen
1234 W 59th St
Chicago IL 60636
(773) 436-8277
Minorities, Latinos, and Hispanics can get cultural and ethnic meals.

Sisters of St. Casimir Pantry
Location 2601 W Marquette Rd
Chicago IL 60629
Phone number is (773) 776-1324

Jesus Christ Food Pantry
3500 W 63rd Pl
Chicago IL 60629
(773) 436-3806
Guidance, a hot meal, shelter, and a listening ear are all offered to the needy. They serve Christmas and Thanksgiving turkey dinners too.

Sanad Organization
Address is 3302 W 63rd St.
Chicago IL 60629
Phone number (773) 436-7989





Emmaus Outreach Food Pantry
6059 S Archer Ave
Chicago Illinois 60638
(773) 522-2033
Zip codes include 60638 as well as 60632, and 60501.

Resurrection UMC
5717 W 63rd Pl
Chicago IL 60638
(773) 585-5198

Impact Ministry / Christ Bible Church
Main address - 7877 S Coles Ave
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 734-2428
A mobile food pantry for Cook County.

Windsor Park Lutheran Church
2619 E 76th St
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 768-1812

South Shore Baptist Church
7877 S Coles Ave
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 734-2933
Covers Cook County. Meals, clothing, and other support is offered for those who are less fortunate in the community.

St. Philip Neri Lady of Peace
2132 E 72nd St
Chicago Illinois 60649
(773) 363-1700
Serves from E: South Shore - W: Stony Island; N: 67th - S: 83rd.

Lutheran Social Services of IL Kingston Place
7435 S Kingston Ave
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 933-7654
Multiple services and resources may be available for the needy, including canned food, Christmas meals, Easter baskets, and snacks.

Muhammad University of Islam Pantry
7351 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago IL 60649
Phone - (773) 643-0700

Inner-City Missions Network
7445 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago IL 60619
Tele - (708) 417-6226

Carey Temple AME Food Pantry
7157 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago Illinois 60619
(773) 324-7767
Supports the regions of N: 69th St - S: 79th St; E: Stoney Island - W: Cottage Grove

Israel Methodist Community Church
Food pantry address - 7606 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago Illinois 60619
(773) 483-1131

St. Columbanus
331 E 71st St
Chicago IL 60619
(773) 224-1022 x14
Helps both 60619 and 60637 zip codes.

Salem House Food Pantry
7359 S Prairie Ave
Chicago IL 60619
(773) 873-3400
Boundaries of center and programs are W: Wallace - E: Woodlawn; N: 61st St - S: 79th.

St. Ailbe Mens Ministry
Main address - 9047 S Harper Ave
Chicago IL 60619
Phone number is (773) 221-2056

St. Felicitas Church food pantry
1526 E 84th St.
Chicago IL 60619
(773) 734-2300
Serves free food boxes to a wide range, including 60617, 60619, 60649 and N: 79th - S: 91st, W: Jeffrey - E: Cottage

Chatham-Avalon Ministries
8601 S State St - Entrance in the Back
Chicago IL 60619
(773) 723-8579

Grant A Wish Inc.
1136 E 93rd St
Chicago Illinois 60619
(773) 454-8352
The charity also runs a food distribution center.

New Bethlehem #4 MBC Pantry
Location - 8850 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago IL 60619
(773) 483-7251

St. Frances De Paula Shelter
7811 S Ellis Ave
Chicago IL 60619
Call (773) 487-8615
The shelter provides meals. Homeless, recently evicted, and those who are struggling can get support.

Rock of Love MBC Food Pantry
7628 S Ashland Ave
Chicago IL 60620
Telephone number: (773) 994-7490

New Gresham
8700 S Emerald Ave
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 651-8446

Family Cares Mission Pantry
Main address is 7859 S Ashland Ave.
Chicago Illinois 60620
(773) 723-5400

Beverly Hills SDA Church
9356 S Justine St - Entrance on Side Door
Chicago Illinois 60620
Call (773) 233-7264
A faith based charity. Free groceries from the pantry help the less fortunate in Cook County. They also help with the Summer Food Service Program.

St. Sabina Parish
1120 W 79th St
Chicago IL 60620
Call (773) 846-3018 for hours of the center.
Church serves food to those from N: 75th – to S: 83rd St and between E: Morgan - W: Ashland.

Oakdale Covenant Church
9440 S Vincennes Ave
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 779-9440 x3

Baptist Church Without Spot
9322 S Halsted St
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 779-9707
Boundaries served by this pantry are N: 87th St - S: 115th, E: State - W: Ashland

St. James A.M.E. Church
Address - 9255 S Perry Ave
Chicago IL 60620
Main telephone number is (773) 785-9733

New Joy Divine
Address - 7625 S Halsted St
Chicago Illinois 60620
Telephone number is (773) 224-5683

Greater Mount Hebron MB Church
8000 S Wood St
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 480-7170
Covers the region of 63rd - 95th as well as Lafayette – Pulaski.

Shiloah Baptist Church
9201 S Justine St
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 239-5959
Church can provide food to parish members. May be able to distribute used clothing or other household items.

Church of Jesus Christ.
Main location is 8110 S Racine Ave
Chicago Illinois 60620
(773) 419-1994

Victory Apostolic Faith Church
Address of pantry is 8053 S May St
Chicago IL 60620
Telephone number - (773) 723-1071

Liberty Temple produce mobile
2233 W 79th St
Chicago IL 60620
(773) 737-6369
Can have some fresh foods for residents.

Mount Hermon MBC
Address - 7848 S Normal Ave
Chicago IL 60620
Call (773) 874-3510

Arab American Ed. Council
3777 W Columbus Ave
Chicago IL 60652
(773) 581-1083

Daughters of Destiny Ministry
Address is 3406 W 79th St.
Chicago IL 60652
Telephone number - (773) 510-9774

Santa Maria Adolorata
Main address is 528 N Ada St
Chicago Illinois 60642
Dial (312) 421-3122

MYSI Corporation
3001 W 111th St - Suite 103
Chicago IL 60655
Telephone number is (773) 840-4600
Covers multiple zip codes including 60607, 60608 and 60609

Women on a Mission Resource CT
351 E 113 St
Chicago Illinois 60628
Call (773) 941-4421
Single moms and their kids can get food, clothes, soap, detergent, and other items.

Noble Evangelistic Ministries
711 W 120th St
Chicago Illinois 60628
(773) 305-7575
Assistance programs are available across the County.

Christ Cathedral Baptist Church
Location is 449 W 111th St.
Chicago Illinois 60628
Telephone number is (773) 660-4296

House of Chloe Inc.
Address is 10701 S Champlain Ave
Chicago IL 60628
Call (708) 372-4762 for hours of food distribution.

Faith United Family Enrichment
Address is 120 E 115th St
Chicago IL 60628
Telephone number is (773) 568-7612

RCDC Health & Education Center
11409 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60628
(773) 840-4563
Information on food pantries and other aid. Career counseling and employment services are offered from case managers too.

Lights of Zion Church
11636 S Halsted St
Chicago IL 60628
Telephone number is (773) 785-2996

Covenant Faith Church of God
Main address - 10505 S Halsted St.
Chicago IL 60628
Telephone number is (773) 568-2685
Canned goods, groceries, frozen items, breads, and more may be offered.

Sheldon Heights COC Pantry
11325 S Halsted St
Chicago Illinois 60628
Call (773) 568-2929

True Vine of Holiness Church
Address - 400 E 111th St.
Chicago IL 60628
(773) 995-1004

New Tabernacle Baptist Church
Food pantry address is 10413 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60628
(773) 785-7836 or 7890





New Christian Joy Full Gospel Baptist Church
Main location is 11600 S State St.
Chicago Illinois 60628
(773) 468-2129
Covers W: Wentworth; E: Michigan as well as N: 111th St; S: 119th St.

Miracle Deliverance Pantry
Location is 401 E Kensington Ave
Chicago Illinois 60628
(708) 574-5103

Straford Memorial Church
438 W 120th St
Chicago IL 60628
Telephone number is (708) 937-5503
The low income or those in an emergency can get help. Holiday meals, clothes, household cleaning supplies and other goods are offered too.

Greater Tab. MBC: Roseland PY
11240 S Indiana Ave
Chicago IL 60628
Main phone number (773) 928-7737

Glory to Glory Christian Center
12238 S Parnell Ave
Chicago Illinois 60628
(773) 568-0074
Helps the low income, seniors, and working poor in the zip code of 60628 who live in N: 118th - S: 127th, E: Halsted - W: Michigan.

Gospel Way Covenant Church
8152 S Saginaw Ave
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 933-7851
Boundaries served are N: 76th St - S: 87th St; E: Commercial - W: Yates

Trinity Resurrection United of Cook County
9046 S Mackinaw Ave
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 768-9645

St. Kevin Food Pantry
10509 S Torrence Ave
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 721-2563

Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church
Address is 2338 E 99th St
Chicago Illinois 60617
(773) 375-3059
Boundaries and neighborhoods served are N: 93rd St - S: 103rd St, W: Stoney - E: Torrence.

First Worldwide Ministries
Address is 7945 S Exchange Ave.
Chicago IL 60617
Telephone number is (773) 731-8411

Christ Apostolic Church of IL
8157 S Exchange Ave
Chicago Illinois 60617
Dial the charity/church at (773) 721-2119

Haven of Rest
Street address - 7901 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago Illinois 60617
(773) 375-4489
Boundaries: N: 75th - S: 95th, W: Cottage Grove - E: Commercial or Zip Codes: 60617, 60619 and 60649

Praise Tabernacle Deliverance
Address: 9511 S Commercial Ave
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 221-7740
Serves both South Chicago as well as South Deering Community

St. Kevin Food Pantry
10509 S Torrence Ave
Chicago IL 60617
Telephone number is (773) 721-2563

King of Glory Tabernacle COGIC
2314 E 83rd St
Chicago Illinois 60617
Call (773) 375-3537

Additional assistance for food, free meals, and hunger prevention in Cook County

There are government resources (such as SNAP food stamps or WIC for baby formula), USDA programs, and more. To find additional free food pantries near you in the Cook County or Chicago Illinois region, dial 773.247.3663. Or learn about Feeding America - Chicago depository, free school breakfast or lunches for students. A number of other churches, charities, and non-profits distribute meals, groceries, holiday assistance, and free food to the needy.


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