Care for Real is not accepting clothing donations during the month of November due to overflow and space issues. Thank you for your understanding.

There will be Mini Food Distributions on Nov. 27 and 29 in Edgewater and on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5 in Rogers Park. Mini distributions do not include eggs, milks, oil, or meat due to holiday food delivery schedules.

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.

Caring for the Holidays!

We know there are many worthy causes asking for your support this holiday season. Thank you in advance for choosing Care for Real. Help neighbors facing food insecurity by entering to win the Giving Tuesday Raffle! Tickets are $10 for 1 entry and $100 for 12 entries. The winner will receive a two tickets to an Edgewater Candles class and a gift bag with three candles, a $30 gift card to Fiya in Andersonville, and a private wine tasting with Uvae for four! Enter to win now!

We also are collecting board books and picture books for kids ages 5 and under for CfR families. Visit Play Toys & Books in Andersonville to purchase a book to donate. You can also support CfR families by purchasing $25 Target gift cards so they can do their holiday shopping.

Thank you in advance for helping make Care for Real families’ holidays merrier!

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 1,000 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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