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Chicago Public Schools

Find Grab & Go Meal locations here. Active locations may change, but nearby schools include Chappel, Amundsen, McPherson, Hibbard, and Albany Park. Pick up 3 days of meals for each person under 18 in the family. No ID necessary. 

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Contact: If you cannot get to a site, call 1-773-553-KIDS (5437) or email familyservices@cps.edu to make a request for food delivery.

Lakeview Pantry

Multiple locations and the option of home delivery (east of Western). Find one near you on their website
Contact: (773) 525-1777  

   

Chicago Senior Services

Offers home-delivered meals for seniors over age 60.

Contact: (312) 744-0416 | aging@cityofchicago.org  

 

Ravenswood Community Services

4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Food Pantry: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Enter at 4550 N Hermitage.

Hot Dinner: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Enter at 1757 W Wilson.

Market Pantry: Every 2nd Saturday, 9:30 am. Ravenswood School front lawn, corner of Montrose and Paulina.

Contact: (773) 769-0282 

 

The Friendship Center

2711 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Food Pantry: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 12-4 pm; Tuesday, 3-7 pm

Hot Dinner: Thursday, 6-8 pm

Pet Food Pantry: 3rd Saturday of every month, 9-11 am

Contact: (773) 907-6388  

 

Mental Health

  • Connect a NAMI Chicago Helpline mental health counselor by calling 311 or directly at 833-626-4244.

  • Connect to free teletherapy services at Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers by calling 312-747-1020.

  • For after-hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day. Instructions: Text HOME to 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.

  • For IDHS Call4Calm, text TALK to 552020.

Domestic Violence

  • For the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1−800−799−7233 or call TTY 1−800−787−3224 or chat online at www.thehotline.org/.

Mutual Aid Networks

Albany Park Mutual Aid

Contact:  312-854-9741 | apmutualaid@gmail.com

Greater Bridgeport Mutual Aid

Supporting Bridgeport, Canaryville, Chinatown, and Armour Square. Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.gbmachicago.org312-818-1393 | info@gbmachicago.org

Westside Mutual Aid

Supporting North Lawndale, Austin, East & West Garfield Park, and West Loop.  

Contact: chicagowestsidemutualaid@gmail.com

Avondale Mutual Aid Society

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: mutualaidavondale@gmail.com708-620-7941

Belmont Cragin Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 312-620-1105 | belmontcraginmutualaid@gmail.com

 

19 Aid

Supporting Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood. 

Contact: 773-980-6043 | aid19ward@gmail.com
 

Bucktown Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.bucktownmutualaid.org312-880-7838 | bucktownmutualaid@gmail.com

Uptown/Buena Park Solidarity Network

Request aid using this form. Utilice este formulario para solicitar ayuda.

Contact: 312-854-9215 | ubpsolidaritynetwork@riseup.net | Facebook page

Edgebrook Mutual Aid

Supporting Edgebrook and Forest Glen. Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.fnwmutualaid.com/edgebrook-forest-glen | 224-698-7065 | edgebrookmutualaid@gmail.com

 

Edison Park Mutual Aid

Contact: www.fnwmutualaid.com/edison-park-1 

Oak Park Mutual Aid

Supporting Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest. Request aid using this form.  

Contact: oakparkmutualaid@gmail.com

Jefferson and Gladstone Park Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.fnwmutualaid.com/jefferson-gladstone-park-1 | 773-270-1288 | jeffmutualaid@gmail.com

Bronzeville/Kenwood Mutual Aid

Contact: 312-945-6647 | bronzevillekenwood@gmail.com

Hermosa Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 773-236-7760 | hermosamutualaid@gmail.com

Humboldt Park Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form. Utilice este formulario para solicitar ayuda.

Contact: 312-883-7526 | hpsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com

Hyde Park Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: hydeparkmutualaid@gmail.com

Streeterville Chicago Mutual Aid

Supporting Lakeview East and Streeterville. Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 312-945-6705 | chicagomutualaid.sre@gmail.com

Lakeview/Lincoln Park Mutual Aid Network

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: sites.google.com/view/llma/home312-775-2391 | lakeviewmutualaid@gmail.com

Little Italy Mutual Aid Project

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 773-217-8029 | littleitalymutualaid@gmail.com

Little Village Mutual Aid, Telpochcalli Community Education Project (TCEP), & Únete 

Contact: https://www.tcepchicago.org/ Lavillitamutualaid@gmail.com

Logan Square Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.logansquaremutualaid.org773-234-8313 | lsmutualaid@gmail.com

Pilsen Solidarity Network

Request aid using this form. Utilice este formulario para solicitar ayuda. 

Contact: 917-747-8651 | pilsensn@gmail.com

South Loop Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 708-953-8481 | southloopmutualaid@gmail.com

Norwood Park Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: www.fnwmutualaid.com/norwood-parknorwoodmutualaid@gmail.com

Portage Park Mutual Aid

Contact: 312-854-9851 | portageparkmutualaid@gmail.com

Roscoe Village Mutual Aid 

Contact: 312-857-4580 | rvmutualaid@gmail.com

Sauganash Mutual Aid  

Contact: www.fnwmutualaid.com/sauganash-1 | 773-800-9685 | sauganashmutualaid@gmail.com

Tri Taylor Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 312-870-0760 | tritaylormutualaid@gmail.com

Ukrainian Village Mutual Aid

Request aid using this form.  

Contact: 312-298-9328 | ukvmutualaid@gmail.com