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Resources for Meals
Indo-American Center- added January 2022
6328 N. California
Senior lunch program-vegetarian boxed lunches to pick up, - M-F, 12:45 p.m.. Seniors must come to the center in person with their senior pass in order to enroll first.
Public Benefits – Help with applying for Medicare, Social security, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits, Senior Ride Free Program and other things.. Public Benefits Mgr. - Binny Christian, 773-973-4444 x109 or just call the main number.
They offer various kinds of immigration assistance. Appointment is needed. Come in or call the main number.
ESL and literacy classes available in person.
Citizenship classes available online.
For the above, call or come to the front desk to enroll.
Love Fridge - Free refrigerator and pantry outside the Indo-American Center at 6328 N. California. You need to check regularly. Food is put there often and is taken quickly by neighbors.
Congregation K.I.N.S of West Rogers Park–added January 2022
2800 W. North Shore Avenue
Soup kitchen, Tues. 6-6:30 – entrance in the alley
pre-packaged dinner for any # of people. Available and free to all.
Hot meal – includes a protein – It could be either Kosher chicken or meat or fish, a starch, a vegetable, salad, or fruit.
ICNA – Islamic Circle of North America – updated January 2022
Call 844.414.4862 and leave a message. Caseworker will return the call
2809 W. Devon
They are open 10-2, Mon. through Thursday and Sat. 10-1 or 2.
There is a food pantry. The food pantry is Th 12-2 p.m. and Sat, 10-1 p.m. You can go there to get food. No appointment is needed.
Food Pantry Coordinator (Chicago)
PH: (844) 414-4862
Vineyard Food Pantry-updated March 2022
2495 Howard Street
Drive-ups Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 behind the Jewel on Howard by Best Buy and Target.
A Just Harvest, updated January 2022
7649 N. Paulina St.
Everything is free. No documentation or ID required. Please wear a mask. Come to the front door for any of the following:
Hot meals to go: every day 12 pm-2 pm – includes a protein, a grain, a vegetable and a drink.
Food pantry: Wednesdays 3pm-5pm; client will receive a bag of groceries. Dietary restrictions are accommodated. Clients need to tell the kitchen staff if they have dietary restrictions. Bring a cart or bags
Produce mobile: 3rd Monday of the month.
Produce can be picked up from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m..
Grocery delivery service for those who are unable to pick up groceries at A Just Harvest kitchen. Available for those who live in zip codes 60626 & 60645. Call or email to be put on the grocery delivery list.
Muslim Women Resource Center – added January 2022
2828 W. Devon
Open Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
They have a food pantry and also refer people to ICNA (above) for meat.
Warren Park Produce Program – fresh vegetables and fruit - Updated February 2022
HOURS: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month: 9:30-11:30 - or whenever they run out of food. It’s good to get there ahead of time because there can be a long line. Because of Covid, it’s currently a drive-through and they will fill a trunk with produce. But they will also give food to people who walk there and bring carts or bags. Wear a mask. Anyone can ask for food, no restrictions. If there is leftover produce, it’s brought to the Love Fridge at 6328 N. California, outside the Indo-American Center.
Chicago Chesed Fund – Added February 2022
847.679.7799 x 110
7045 N. Ridgeway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Chicago Chesed Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to helping Chicago's Jewish families in crisis. It provides critical assistance in the form of food, clothing, employment assistance, and support.
Howard Area Community Center- Added February 2022
7648 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60626
Bring an ID, mask, and cart or bags
Client will have to wait outside, so should dress for the weather.
First come, first served.
The Ark – Added February 2022
Chicago, IL 60645
The mission of the ARK is to help Chicagoland Jews who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance. ARK professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws.
Services provided include a food pantry, health and pharmacy services, employment services and others. Look at the website. Call for specific information as some of this may change due to Covid.
The Friendship Center: Updated February 2022
2711 W. Lawrence Ave
Please bring a valid ID and proof of address (electrical bill, lease, etc.) on your first visit. If you do not have these documents, or if you are unhoused or unsure if you live in the Friendship Center’s service area, stop in during regular hours and talk with us.
Offers food pantry four days per week & hot meals for take home on Thursdays. Currently serves the entire city. At present, clients have to wait outside. One person or one family is allowed inside at a time. Personal hygiene products available per donations received. Diapers available for one child every 2 weeks.
Monday 12-4 pm
Tuesday 3-7 pm
Thursday Food pantry: 12-4 pm & Hot Meals to take home: 6-8 pm
Friday 12-4 pm
Delivery of food for seniors and homebound. There is currently a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, email: Karen@friendshipcenterchicago.org
Pet food pantry. Third Saturday of every month: 9 – 11 a.m. Go to FriendshipPetPantry.org to view guidelines for receiving pet food.
Senior Meals on Wheels Home Delivery Program, updated February 2022
Call: 312.744.4016 for information and assessment: Must be over 60. Sometimes the wait at this number can take a long time – 20 minutes, possibly more, depending on the number of calls. It is possible to call 311 to more easily access someone.
The individual should ask for a referral to be assessed. The referral will be forwarded to the Illinois Department on Aging. A case manager will call to schedule an assessment.
Requirements are that the individual should live alone, be homebound and unable to cook or shop, and has no caregiver who can do that for him/her. Eligibility is not based on income. There is a request for a contribution of $3 per day for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.
Care for real- updated, January 2022
Main location: 5339 N. Sheridan Road
Food and intake:
M – 4-7 p.m; W & F 9 a.m.-12 p.m.;Sat. 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
Food & Clothing- Clients must meet with a intake worker first to access food and clothing. Clients must wear a mask and bring identification. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated at all sites (vegetarian, no meat, gluten free etc.) The first time clients come, they should dress for the weather as there will be a line outside. It’s probably a good idea for clients to arrive some time before the listed times so they won’t have to wait as long. Once a client has been there once and seen an intake worker, the client can make an appointment to go to the clothing closet. Clothing is only available at the Sheridan Road address, not in Rogers Park but intake is sufficient in Rogers Park for a client to make an appointment.
Rogers Park location
United Church of Rogers Park
1545 W. Morse
Food is available on Tuesday and Thursday, times listed below.
There is intake and a requirement for ID and mask.
Tuesday, 12- 2 p.m. Clients wait outside so they should dress for weather.
Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Drive through, same, except in a car. People who arrive without a car will also be served.
Food is pre-packaged for dietary restrictions.
If clients want to access the clothing closet at the main location on Sheridan, they can talk to an intake worker about it or can call to make an appointment at a later time.
Pet Pantry-distribution of food for pets
5341 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: (773) 769-6182
Pet Pantry 1st Thursday of every month, 3- 5 p.m.
Food Not Bombs - Added March 2022
Food will be distributed at Willye B. White Park
1610 W. Howard Street
Sundays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Leftover food will be taken to
P.O.Box Collective, Sundays, 12:45 - 2 p.m. or whenever
food runs out
6900 Glenwood Ave.
Chicago Food Bank
This will provide information about where the closest places are to get food by zip code.
There are times when they have meals left over
6400 N. Sheridan
OEMC: To sign up, please email the request to: email@example.com.
Subject Line: Senior HDM Meal Request.
Email Body: Client’s first and last name, address, phone number, and age.
For non-seniors, try Rogers Park Food Not Bombs, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and share your name, number, and address.