Announcing Building Dignity: Caring for Our Neighbors

After many months of searching and planning, we finalized the purchase of a new facility in the heart of Edgewater located at 5838-5840 N. Broadway in October 2023!

Building Dignity: Caring for Our Neighbors is Care for Real’s capital campaign to renovate our new facility and to pay off the building loan.

Thanks to the generosity of early supporters, Care for Real has raised 84% of our $5M goal. Now, we’re calling on the community to help us raise the final $1M.

Our partners at Wintrust stepped up to help us get closer to 100%. They will match gifts up to $100,000 now through the end of September. We are so excited for Care for Real’s next chapter, but we need your help to make this dream for our community possible. Double your impact and give now!

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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.

Our Mission in Action

Care for Real partnered with TEAM LEWIS Foundation to share Michael’s story, a former client and now volunteer. Watch the short video to see our mission in action, hear from staff, and learn more about what we do.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Care for Real relies on the support of more than 1,100 volunteers to help distribute food five 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 five 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, and more!

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