50 Years of Caring

Through locations in Edgewater and Rogers Park, Care for Real (CfR) provides food, clothing, referral, and additional services with compassion to improve the health and well-being of low-income residents to foster a stronger, healthier, equitable, and more stable community.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Care for Real relies on the support of more than 550 volunteers to help distribute food six days a week to thousands of neighbors facing food insecurity each year.

“Every time I’m at CfR, it’s easily the best part of my week.” – Care for Real Volunteer


Get Involved

Hunger Action Month

How are you taking action to address hunger?

  • Collect food and other in-kind items we need at the pantries. Learn about our top needs at careforreal.org/wishlist.
  • Volunteer! Keep signing up to volunteer at Care for Real to help us serve more neighbors.
  • Support our Hunger Action Month fundraising goal of $75,000. Make a gift of any size and help us continue meeting the need at careforreal.org/donate.




Visit Our Food Pantries

Care for Real distributes food six days a week. While Care for Real focuses on servicing Northside communities, every Chicago resident in need of food assistance is welcome.

Edgewater Rogers Park

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