Fundraise For Us

The possibilities are endless!

Thank you for raising funds to fight hunger and feed hope in Chicago. Whether you want to host a virtual food drive, donate the proceeds from a special event, or even get the whole family involved, there are endless ways to fundraise for Lakeview Pantry.

Below are great options to start your fundraiser today. Please contact Lakeview Pantry staff at for any questions or help with planning and inspiration.

Chicago Marathon: Join Team Lakeview Pantry

Lakeview Pantry is excited to join the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a charity partner for the first time in 2022!

If you are a marathon runner, please consider joining Team Lakeview Pantry and you will be a part of a diverse group of people dedicated to providing access to healthy groceries, social services, and free community mental health programs for Chicago families. Your fundraising efforts directly support our work to purchase enough food for our neighbors struggling with food insecurity.

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For every $1 you donate, Lakeview Pantry can provide 8 meals to our hungry neighbors.

Learn more creative ways to support us

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Lakeview Pantry’s Virtual Food Drive is an easy and fun online alternative to a traditional non-perishable food drive.

Because Lakeview Pantry is able to purchase 10 pounds of food for every $1 we receive, by creating your own personal fundraising page and encouraging your friends and family to give, you can make a far greater impact than you would by collecting food on your own!

Donate Your Proceeds

Have a party, birthday, wedding or special event coming up? Instead of gifts, considering asking your guests to give their gifts to Lakeview Pantry. Many young people donate proceeds from Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to the Pantry.

Involve Your Kids

Kids across Lakeview are often contributing to Lakeview Pantry, and we could not be more proud! From bake sales to church fundraising to tooth fairy money, we love to see the youngest members of the Lakeview Pantry family getting excited about feeding their neighbors.

One of our young donors, Maya, held a lemonade stand during the Pride Parade and raised $136.50 to help our neighbors in need! To get involved in our quarterly Kids Council, email

Host An Event

Local restaurants often host month-long events for Lakeview Pantry, usually based around a single special item, or a percentage of patrons’ bills. Or service providers, like Knecht Chiropractic in Lakeview, have offered free services in exchange for donations.

Whatever your business, passion or expertise, we’d love to brainstorm with you as to how we can partner together to raise both awareness of your brand and of the need for emergency food assistance in our neighborhood.

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

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, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Get help today!

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