Food & Nutrition

Food pantry, meal pick-up, grocery store (online ordering and physical locations), and delivery services are listed below. Homebound residents who need food and can’t order it on-line or by phone for whatever reason can contact us for assistance:

  • Contact the 49th Ward Office at 773-338-5796 or office@49thward.org

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put together a toolkit to help folx understand the expansion of benefits and stimulus that have passed at the federal level, including food assistance programs. Click here to access the toolkit.

  • For information on signing up for SNAP benefits and other benefits programs, visit the Economic Support page.

Rogers Park and Citywide Food Distribution

 

Chicago Public Schools

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, Chicago Public Schools will have more than 450 meal sites for the 2020-2021 school year. Students, parents, or guardians may pick up free meals at the nearest school from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If families are unable to visit a meal site in-person, the district will continue to provide free delivery for those who need additional support.

  • The district’s 277 summer meal sites will be closed starting this Friday, September 4, and Monday, September 7 so that CPS's nutrition staff can spend Labor Day at home with their families. 

  • Use this map to find the nearest meal distribution sites. In the 49th Ward, the following schools will serve as meal distribution sites:

  • Eugene Field (7019 N. Ashland)

  • Gale Community Academy (1631 W. Jonquil Terrace)

  • Jordan Elementary (7414 N. Wolcott)

  • Kilmer Elementary (6700 N. Greenview)

  • New Field Elementary (1707 W. Morse)

  • For more information on CPS’ response to COVID-19, visit More info cps.edu/coronavirus

 

A Just Harvest

They are doing a mobile pantry for seniors and disabled people as well as a walkup food pantry. Seniors must live in Rogers Park to qualify for the mobile food pantry.

  • Address: 7649 N. Paulina St. (Rogers Park)

  • Contact: 773-262-2297 / info@ajustharvest.org

  • Mobile Pantry Hours: Weds 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Walk-Up Pantry Hours: 3 PM – 5 PM

 

United Church of Rogers Park

They’re shifting their community feasts to hot to-go meals

  • Address: 1545 W. Morse

  • Contact: 773-761-2500

  • Pick-up Hours: Sundays from 4-6 pm

 

Care for Real and UCRP

Care for Real has partnered with the United Church of Rogers Park to host a pop-up food pantry to help those struggling with food insecurity in Rogers Park during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Address: 1545 W. Morse

  • Contact: 773-769-6182 / info@careforreal.org

  • Pick-up Hours: Tuesdays 12 PM – 2 PM

St. Ignatius

They will allow people to pick up food on others’ behalf, but do require a proxy form to do so.

  • Address: 6559 N. Glenwood

  • Phone: 773-764-5936

  • Open: Wednesdays 2 pm – 4 pm; Fridays 10 am – 12 pm

 

C24/7

They are hosting a weekly free grocery store to provide residents in the area with essential household items and food.

  • Address: 1600 W. Jonquil

  • Open: Thursdays from 3-5 pm

 

ZAM’s Hope

ZAM’s Hope, ready to help and happy to share. ZAM’s Hope is open to all, regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or sexual orientation.

  • Address: 6401 N. Artesian

  • Phone: 773-719-9267

  • Instructions: Call or text with the name, address, and household count so ZAM’s can prepare accordingly

 

ICNA Relief

They are providing delivery. You will need to call ahead of time to ensure they’re not at capacity.

  • Address: 2809 W. Devon

  • Phone: 312-451-3444

 

St. Thomas of Canterbury

Food needs to be picked up at the door.

  • Address: 4827 N. Kenmore

  • Phone: 773-878-5507

  • Hours: Tues 9:30 am-12:00 pm; Fri 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach

An ID is required to pick up food.

  • Address: 4626 N. Clifton

  • Phone: 773-271-8163

  • Hours: Wednesdays 9:30 am-12:00 pm

 

Care for Real Food Pantry

Pre-packed bags of food will be available for easy and efficient pick-up. Volunteers can pick up pre-packed food bags for homebound seniors with: 1. a signed note from the senior and 2. a photo of State of Illinois ID card

  • Address: 5339 N. Sheridan Rd. (Edgewater)

  • Contact: 773-769-6182 / info@careforreal.org

  • Pick-up Hours: Mon, Weds, Fri: 9 AM – 12 PM / Fri (monthly food ONLY): 3 PM – 5 PM, Sat: 9 AM- 1 PM

 

Lincoln Square Friendship

 

Chicago Department of Family Support Services (DFSS)

Have either a week or a month’s worth of food available for families based on need.

  • Address: 3945 N. Sheridan

  • Phone: 773-525-1777

  • Hours: MW&F 11 am – 4 pm; Tu/Th 4-7:30 pm; Sat 10:30 am-3 pm

(DFSS) has shifted from serving meals out of the satellite centers to home-delivered. Seniors who find themselves in need of such support can call 312-744-4016 anytime between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday.

 

Meals on Wheels

Residents (60 years or older) may be eligible. Meal delivery may take up to four weeks to begin. Contact 312-744-4016 (residents will need to provide their date of birth and social security number over the phone.

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Use the online searchable map on their website to find more Cook County food pantry, soup kitchen, and mobile food distribution services.

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) will be providing mobile feeding services. Additionally, the Salvation Army’s 19 Chicagoland food pantries remain open to provide curbside service and will continue to serve as a resource for anyone who needs assistance.

 

Top Box Chicago

Top Box Chicago has launched emergency home deliveries of food to people sheltering in place. They are working with the City of Chicago to help fill the gap in access to affordable food for families who are suffering financially from this crisis.

Catholic Charities will continue to serve residents at their food pantries and evening meal programs.

  • Locations and phone numbers: lookup online

  • Access other services: 312-655-7700

The City of Chicago has partnered with the Salvation Army and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide people with food delivery who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been asked to quarantine by healthcare officials. This service is for homebound individuals who need food and do not qualify for other food support services. Those who apply for other food support services will be asked to continue to seek food deliveries through those channels instead (e.g. Meals on Wheels, youth meals, etc). The meals delivered to homebound individuals contain 7-days worth of food, with three meals a day. Deliveries will occur within 48-hours of receiving the request.

  • To request a delivery, individuals are asked to call 311

 

Archdiocese of Chicago/Catholic Charities

 

City of Chicago Emergency Food Coordination Center

Grocery Delivery Services

 

Instacart

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

 

Telegrocers

Call and order food over the phone

 

Jewel-Osco

Grocery Stores with Dedicated Hours for Seniors and Immunocompromised Shoppers

The following stores have priority shopping hours. Please note that not all stores listed below have locations in Rogers Park.

 

Jewel-Osco

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

 

Target

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

 

Mariano's

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

 

Walmart

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

 

Whole Foods

Grocery delivery from a variety of grocery and drug stores

Office Hours*:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Ward Service Office:

1447 W. Morse Ave

Chicago, IL 60626

office@49thward.org

773-338-5796

*Please note the physical office remains

closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Our staff is working virtually from home

and is happy to answer calls and emails.

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