Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Food Pantries

There are a number of pantries and soup kitchens of all sizes throughout the ward. Those that provide case management services in addition to food are able to help consumers address the root causes of poverty so that they have a stronger chance of becoming more self-reliant.

Golden Diners Program (Community Meals)
South East Asia Center, Seniors 60+
5120 N Broadway. Chicago IL
7739896927
Weekdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ravenswood Community Services
4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Food Pantry: Tues 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Entrance @ 4550 N Hermitage Ave)
Community Kitchen: Tues 5:30 – 7:30 pm (1757 W. Wilson Ave.)

Common Pantry
3744 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618
Distribution: Weds 1-4pm & 6-8pm; Thurs 1-4pm
Offer tons of resources to aid in legal help, counseling services, etc.

Howard Community Center
7510 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Distribution: 1&3rd Monday of month 9am-11am / 2&4th Wednesday of month 2pm – 5pm
Also offer lots of health, family, child, literacy and employment resources

A Just Harvest
7649 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 262-2297
Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri: 5:30 – 6:30 pm ( Doors open at 4pm); Weekends and Holidays 5-6pm
Pantry: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 3-4pm

Food For Friends (Church of Our Savior)
530 West Fullerton Parkway
773.549.3832
Monday(bag lunch), Thursday(Hot Lunch), & Saturday (bag lunch) 10:30 am
Memorial-Labor Day Only
3rd Saturday and 1st Monday of month they offer foot care with medical professionals

Sarah’s Circle (Women Only)
4838 N. Sheridan Road
773-728-1991
Women may receive up to two meals a day
Offer AWESOME resources for homeless & at risk women

2 Li’l Fishes (Soup Kitchen)
Lunch served 11:30am-1pm everyday (except Wednesday)
941 W. Lawrence Avenue (Lower level of Preston Bradley Center)

New Seed Pantry
4716 N Malden St
(312) 450-5021
Hours of Operation: Last two Sundays: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boundaries: Cook County

Cornerstone Community Outreach
4626 N Clifton Ave
(773) 271-8163 x25
Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Boundaries: Cook County

St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church
4827 N Kenmore Ave
(773) 878-5507
Hours of Operation: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm; 2nd and 4th: Friday: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Boundaries: N: 4600 N of Wilson; S: 5600 S of Bryn Mawr; E: 1400 E of Clark and W: 146 W of Marine Dr.

Department of Family & Support Services
845 W Wilson
(773) 744-2580
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5 pm

St. Mary of The Lake Community Center
4220 N Sheridan Rd.
(773) 525-8610
Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Boundaries: S: Irving Park – N: Leland; E: Lakeshore Dr – W: Clark

Ezra Multi-Service Center (The JUF Uptown CAFE)
900 W. Wilson Ave
(773)-275-0866
Meals are served Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

Lakeview Pantry
3945 N Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 525-1777 x14
Hours of Operation: Monday,Wednesday,Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Tues/Thursday: 5-7:30 pm; Saturday: 11 am-3 pm
Boundaries: W: Racine – E: Lake Shore Dr; N: Montrose – S: Fullerton

Soup Kitchens

St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church
4827 N Kenmore Ave.
(773) 878-5507
Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Friday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cornerstone Community Outreach
4626 N Clifton Ave
(773) 271-8163 x25
Hours of Operation: Saturday: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Preston Bradley Center
Two Li’l Fishes
941 W Lawrence Ave
(773) 784-6633
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30; lunch served at 12:30 to 1:00 pm