Fundraise For Us

The possibilities are endless!

There are so many great ways to host an event that benefits Lakeview Pantry. Lakeview Pantry staff can help with planning, promotion and inspiration.

Here are some great examples of successful types of events to get you started:



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! Email to set up your Virtual Food Drive today!

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.

Volunteers Amanda and Brent asked their wedding guests to make donations. And Lakeview Pantry friend Chris Festa makes us the beneficiary of his monthly Festa Parties — pledging 100 boxes of cereal for every event his company hosts. For more information about donating the proceeds of your event to us, contact Ashley Friend, at 773-525-1777 ext. 225.

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! For more information on how kids can host an event for us or 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. If you’d like to host an event for us, contact

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With 3 food distribution programs that deliver more than 1.6 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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