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2020-2021 Annual Report Published
2020-2021 Annual Report Published

During the past two years, Lakeview Pantry responded to a historic need for food assistance and social services that was unlike any other time in our 50-year existence. Put simply, we could not have risen to the challenge without the outpouring of support from our donors, volunteers and community partners.We are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you for your unflagging compassion and generosity.

You can find details on our historic pandemic response, the neighbors we serve, our food programs, transformational gifts and much more in our 2020-2021 annual report.

IMPORTANT: No food distribution 12/23 and more service changes
IMPORTANT: No food distribution 12/23 and more service changes

To keep our volunteers, staff, and community healthy and safe, we’ve had to make some difficult decisions due to the recent spike in COVID cases. To reduce the risk of transmission before the holidays, we will not be distributing food on Thursday, Dec. 23.

Please read here for more details, as well as a reminder about our upcoming holiday closures. Social services, such as mental wellness counseling, and job and housing assistance, are available virtually. Drop-in social services will resume Jan. 4.

Gardening with a Cause
Gardening with a Cause

Lakeview Pantry, a nonprofit focused on supporting Chicago neighbors with overcoming hunger, improving mental wellness, and achieving life goals, has become one of 50 nonprofits around the country to launch a mobile app that directs home and community gardeners to donate a portion of their fresh grown produce to support local hunger relief efforts.

Mental Wellness Group: “Queer in the Time of COVID-19”
Mental Wellness Group: “Queer in the Time of COVID-19”

Lakeview Pantry is excited to start a new process group called Queer in the Time of COVID for individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community to discuss their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlight things that still feel unheard or unseen. This group will prioritize Black, Indigenous, and other clients of color in its admittance.

Lakeview Pantry’s Best of 2020
Lakeview Pantry’s Best of 2020

Happy New Year! As we celebrated our 50th anniversary of service, 2020 became our busiest year ever. We have so much to be proud of, including responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, opening two temporary facilities to meet the need, expanding all of our programs, and much more! Thank you so much for all your support, and we’re wishing all of our friends and supporters the best in 2021.

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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