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Food Programs

Because no one should go hungry, below is a list of food pantries, soup kitchens, and food assistance programs. 

Lakeview Pantry - Located at 3945 W. Sheridan Rd. (with another location in Humboldt Park), Lakeview Pantry offers food services for pick up or delivery so that those who need help putting food on their plate have several choices. They have an online shop so that food can be purchased online and an appointment can be made for pickup. The pantry is open to walk-ins at select times. Through partnerships, deliveries, and store locations, they have fed more than 100,00 clients. For more information about how and when to get food from Lakeview Pantry (at either location), please visit 


Hugs no Slugs - At the Safe House, founder Aleta Clark provides meals to those in need. She delivers food to individuals living under viaducts and provides groceries to those in need twice a week. They are located at 6427 S. Ashland Ave and 8256 South Shore Drive. They are open Mondays and Fridays from noon-2pm. For more information, visit

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services - This family service organization also provides access to their food pantry to select zip codes. Access to the pantry is limited to once a month per household. Proof of address is needed and visitors need to bring their own bags. There are two locations that service different zip codes. For more information, visit 

St. Vincent de Paul Center  - Zip Codes served: 60605, 60607, 60610, 60614, and 60654
2145 N. Halsted*
Chicago, IL 60614
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 am – 12 pm

Marillac Social Center - Zip codes served: 60612, 60624, and 60644
2859 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612
Mondays: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Previously known as food stamps, SNAP is a federal funded program that can assist in buying food for yourself or your family if you are experiencing food insecurity or if you have a low income. SNAP allows families/individuals to buy healthy meals. Qualifications need to be met for approval. To apply for Illinois SNAP, click on the link here Upon approval, a plastic card (much like a credit card) will be sent through mail and you can use it at participating grocery stores (i.e. Walmart, Jewel). For more information, visit 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, like SNAP, is a federally funded program that helps pregnant women, postpartum women, and infants till age five with food to avoid harm to nutrition. The program also helps each about healthy diets and provides mothers with breastfeeding. To learn more about the program, please visit

Find Food - The Greater Chicago Food Depository now has a network of all available food resources (i.e. food pantries, soup kitchens) and created an interactive map/list to find the resource that best fits you. The list can be found here 

Chicago Food Pantry and Soup Kitchens - Another list of available meals, groceries, and emergency food programs  is available at the Homeless Shelter Directory. Please check with each organization’s website to confirm the program’s details. The list can be found here