ATTENTION: There will be no food distributions on Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, or Saturday, April 1 due to required annual warehouse inventory. The next food distribution will take place on Monday, April 3 from 4-7pm in Edgewater. Please visit to find food assistance near you.

Community is at the Heart of Care for Real

Through locations in Edgewater and Rogers Park, Care for Real (CfR) provides food, clothing, referrals, 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.

Help Neighbors

Care for Real is more than a food pantry. We are also a community, a safety net, a support system, and a source of security and hope. Neighbors who visit Care for Real can use their grocery budgets for rent payments to remain housed or for gas to get to work. Neighbors who visit us can get winter clothing, referrals to partner organizations, and personal care items that aren’t covered by SNAP benefits. They can access fresh and nutritious food every week and improve their overall health. We have all had a time in our lives when we needed to turn to someone for help. Care for Real is where about 1,000 families turn every week. Your donation can strengthen your neighbors’ safety net. Give what you can to help strengthen our community’s safety net.

Help Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Care for Real relies on the support of more than 950 volunteers to help distribute food six days a week to thousands of neighbors facing food insecurity each year.

“That moment when I hand over groceries to someone and see their smile illuminate above their mask is incredibly gratifying.” – Care for Real Volunteer


Get Involved

Visit Our Food Pantries

Care for Real distributes food six days a week. Care for Real serves neighbors residing in the 60640, 60660, 60626, 60659, and 60645 zip codes.

Edgewater Rogers Park

CfR Swag Shop

Shop our CfR Swag Shop through Tee Mart Decorated Apparel! A portion of each sale will be donated to Care for Real. Shop to donate today and get your CfR tie dye tees, fanny packs, hoodies, track jackets, and more!

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