Host A Food Drive

Start a Virtual Food Drive

A virtual food drive is an easy and fun online alternative to a traditional non-perishable food drive.

Because Lakeview Pantry is able to purchase 8 meals 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!

All funds raised in a virtual food drive support Lakeview Pantry’s general operating expenses. Click here to start yours today

Food Drives

Hosting a food drive is a great way to get involved in your community!

If you or your group is interested in hosting a food drive — or in collecting financial donations during a food drive — we are happy to help you make it a success. Please keep in mind that we can only accept unopened, unexpired food items. Fill out the form below to get started!

Prefer to do an online food drive instead? If you raise or donate $1, Lakeview Pantry provides 8 meals as we receive and purchase donations in bulk, allowing your dollars to go even further.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Is your condo building interested in hosting a food drive for Lakeview Pantry? If so, we would love to work with you! All you need to do is fill out the form above, communicate with residents about the food drive, and text Volunteer Ambassador Penny Brown when you need your food picked up.

Food Drive Drop-off Information

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, you can bring donations to The Hub:

Lakeview Pantry — The Hub:
5151 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Drop off hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.

For more information about in-kind donations, please contact Matt Tropp at

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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