More Than Just a Food Pantry
One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; empowering our clients to gain independence through innovative social service programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.
Our vision is to be a reliable and innovative hunger-relief resource in the communities we serve, and to be a model of dignified, effective, and collaborative service delivery. We will realize this vision by remaining proactive and adaptable to changing circumstances, while constantly striving to improve.
Our ultimate goal is a hunger-free Chicago.
Read our 2020-2021 annual report
During the past two years, we responded to an unprecedented need for food assistance and social services. You can find details on our historic pandemic response and much more in our 2020-2021 annual report.
How We Work
We offer our clients nutritious food using a choice-based distribution model and access to life-changing social services including:
- Monthly food distribution and weekly produce pickup through five different food access programs.
- Saturday home delivery services for elderly, disabled, and homebound clients
- Social Services including case management, mental health counseling, job search support, domestic violence intervention, referrals and public benefits assistance (SNAP, healthcare, government forms) for anyone in need.
With a dedicated team of Staff, Board and Young Leaders, the Lakeview Pantry community is committed to our mission of ending hunger and poverty.
View Our Financial Documents
Lakeview Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You can view the 990 forms we’ve filed with the IRS below.
- 2021 Form 990
- 2020 Form 990
- 2019 Form 990
- 2018 Form 990
- 2017 Form 990
- 2016 Form 990
- 2015 Form 990
- 2014 Form 990
- 2013 Form 990