Lakeview Pantry is one of Chicago’s largest food pantries. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.
Opened in 1970, Lakeview Pantry is one of the longest-lived food pantries in Chicago. It originated from the efforts of a few dedicated neighbors who wanted to help people in their community who were struggling to secure the food they needed.
We provide on-site food distribution, deliver food to home-bound clients, distribute free clothing, and have a case management program that helps clients connect with other services they need to address the causes of food insecurity.
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Lakeview Pantry West, 1414 W. Oakdale, will be closed on Thursday July 4.
Lakeview Pantry East has a normal schedule, MWF, 12-4 p.m.