Free food for ALL through CPS and other schools:
In this challenging time, the Noble Network of Charter Schools has joined Chicago Public Schools to provide food for ANY family who would like it. You do not have to be a Noble student or family to come to any of their campuses.
All Chicago Public Schools will continue offering free meals for students through the end of the school year in June. Families will be able to pick up meals outside of their nearest school, and won't be required to pick up meals at their school of attendance. Any student, regardless of whether they attend a CPS school, will be able to have access to meals.
Click here for the list of CPS Meal Sites.
Beyond Hunger in Oak Park remains open and committed to providing foods and services that nourish and sustain, through a dignified experience. The food pantry prioritizes fresh produce, protein products, and a variety of grocery items. They recently partnered with Chicago Police Department’s 15th precinct and Oak Park Township to make quick over-arching changes to their processes to TRIPLE home deliveries immediately. Details at gobeyondhunger.org/need-help.
St. Martin de Porres has a Food Pantry at 5112 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago open Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am -12:00pm. Contact: Leon Williams at 773-287-0206.
Lakeview Food Pantry is also available and open to residents of the North or Westside. For their requirements, click here.
Some restaurants offering grocery delivery:
Some smaller restaurants are also offering delivery of ingredients in addition to prepared food, so consider asking when placing a delivery order.
For example, Potbelly Sandwich Shop has launched their Potbelly's Pantry PLUS free delivery and curbside pick-up. You now have the option to stock up on your favorite Potbelly ingredients. Order here.
Extension for SNAP (food stamps) benefits after Re-certification:
A SNAP extension was recently approved so that re-certifications for SNAP benefits are extended automatically for 6 months for those that need to re-certify in March, April, and May. Interested individuals should apply online here.
Other resources for Food:
Fresh produce delivery:
Forty Acres Fresh Market is based out of Austin and is delivering produce boxes. For more information and delivery options, click here. Plus, they accept SNAP!