Our Community Services
Providing a healthy and diverse range of groceries for our North and West side neighbors. We personalize food distribution – matching our guests with the food they want and need.
Licensed, trained professionals working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, or other stressors, getting at root causes of mental illness. No insurance is required.
Food for Today.
Hope for Tomorrow.
Lakeview Pantry is one of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our communities by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, empowering our clients to achieve independence through social service programming, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty.
Expanding Our Capabilities to Better Help Our Community
We’re increasing our footprint to include:
- A new, high-capacity food storage warehouse
- Online food ordering system
- 5 Chicago food access locations
- Increased services access for working families
- Continued expansion of social service offerings
With your help, we can serve more people and work to eliminate hunger in Chicago.
Hear Our Clients’ Inspirational Stories
Volunteer at Lakeview Pantry!
Join 5,000 Other People to Make a Difference in Your Community
We’re always looking for volunteers, and we’d be honored to have you as part of our team. Our many volunteer opportunities include:
- Youth Volunteers
- Adult Volunteers
- Community Service Hours
- Corporate Groups
- Community/Faith Groups
“It’s shocking that in the heartland of a country where billions of pounds of food go to waste each year, 1 in 7 Chicagoans don’t know where they’ll find their next meal, resulting in devastating impacts on the health and livelihood of our neighbors. Lakeview Pantry is committed to the fight against hunger and poverty in Chicago and we are extremely grateful to our community members who support us along the way.”
In Kind Partners
We could not help our community without the help from our food partners.
“Lakeview Pantry has changed our lives. Thanks to the Pantry, we have healthy, colorful food every night for dinner and my kids have snacks to bring to school. I don’t have to worry about what we will eat tomorrow, because Lakeview Pantry is there to help.”