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.

Are you a Meal Maker?

Care for Real Meal Makers make monthly contributions to sustain operations and help us plan for the future. Join our community of supporters in caring for real with a monthly gift of any size.

Meal Maker

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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