All Nourishing Hope programs will be CLOSED on Tuesday, October 24 for a staff meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Todos los programas de Nourishing Hope estarán CERRADOS martes, 24 de octubre por una reunión de los empleados. Lo sentimos por la inconveniencia.

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Sheridan Market

Thank you for visiting Nourishing Hope!

We understand that coming to a food pantry for the first time can sometimes be a difficult or confusing experience, but at Nourishing Hope, we do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

The option of food choice has returned to Sheridan! (Our pre-packaged “Express” distribution will continue to be available if desired.) This process might take a little longer, but we are excited to welcome you inside if you choose. Weekly produce distribution will continue to be pre-packaged.

We believe you deserve to eat well and eat what you want. Come visit us and find the food you need. Are you a new client? Save time by pre-registering here!

Areas of Eligibility

We serve our neighbors throughout Chicago whose incomes are below certain guidelines. We do NOT require proof of income but we will ask you to verbally attest that your income does not exceed the USDA program guidelines.

Learn more about requirements and eligibility.


Picking up food for someone else? Please fill out a form called a “Proxy.” It needs to be completely filled out and signed by both you and your proxy. We only need these forms for monthly distribution pickups.

Sheridan Proxy Form in English  Sheridan Proxy Form in Spanish

Sheridan Market

3945 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
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(773) 525-1777

Food Distribution Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 4pm – 7pm


Each family can expect 50-100 lbs of food once a month.

The food we distribute changes every day, but you will always find a selection of frozen meat, fresh produce, dairy, eggs, milk, bread, canned good and dry goods. Amount of food received is based on family size and needs.


Come back every week for fresh bread and produce.

Plus, you leave every visit with fresh flowers to brighten up your week.

A person picking up food from Sheridan Market

Get the Food You Like and Need

When you come to the Sheridan Market, you’ll receive safely packed, pre-packaged groceries, making sure you get what you need and want. Our offerings include:

  • Healthy dairy products, including milk and cheese
  • A wide variety of meats
  • High-quality fresh vegetables from our partners
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Flowers at the end of every visit

We can’t wait for you to visit us!

We NEVER turn anyone in need away on the first visit, even if they are not in our eligibility zone. We’ll work with you to find the nearest site for you. ANYONE is welcome to take advantage of our mental health and social services.

“I get the help I need to improve the lives of my whole family. After I pay my rent and utility bills, I have nothing left over. Nourishing Hope made it possible for me to feed my girls and have enough left over to pay for my car repairs.”

Sarah, Nourishing Hope Client

Get Food at the Sheridan Market Location.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver more than 2.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Nourishing Hope aims to end hunger for good. Get help today!

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