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
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.