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.
Through a partnership with BCG Consulting, and extensive planning involving staff, board, volunteers, partners, and community members, we are extremely pleased to unveil Lakeview Pantry’s comprehensive strategic plan to guide our efforts over the next five years.
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.