Upcoming Events


Cocktails and Dinner at uncommon ground in November.
Uncommon Ground will be hosting a four course dinner. Tours of the rooftop garden with a cocktail/appetizer reception will begin promptly at 5:30 followed by a family style vegetarian dinner celebrating the bounty of our regional cuisine. Tickets are $75 including tax and gratuity will be available soon at brownpapertickets.com.

November 4, 2013
uncommon ground
1401 W Devon


Chicago Spirit Brigade at Midsommarfest June 8 & 9
Chicago Spirit Brigade has selected Care for Real as the beneficiary of their performances at the fest this year! The Brigade will match funds raised by 25%.


Thank You Chicago Spirit Brigade
You raised over $2,000 for Care for Real.
This will feed 20 families for a month!
Way To Go !


The Knowledge at Steep Theatre June 14
Steep Theatre Company will be hosting a special performance of the critically acclaimed play The Knowledge with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Care for Real.

Sold Out Performance !
Thank You CfR Supporters


GCFD Hunger Walk June 29

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's Hunger Walk - walkers, donors, volunteers and those who stayed behind to staff the food pantry. Your participation WILL make a difference.
You can still donate to the walk by clicking on the link below.

2013 Hunger Walk


Cocktails at Province July 25
Province, an American Restaurant in the West Loop, will be hosting a cocktail party with proceeds going to Care for Real. Delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, highlighting the very best of our local farmers, and wine, beer and specialty cocktails will be offered as part of a very intimate event held in the VIP Room. Tickets are $60 per person and includes tax and gratuity.

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

July 25, 5:30-7:30pm
161 N Jefferson


Marty’s Martini Bar August 4
Marty’s will be hosting a fundraiser to support Care for Real. Come join your neighbors, sip on some of the city’s best martinis and support a great cause.

Thank you to Marty Rogo and staff for a great afternoon of cocktails on the patio

August 4, 2:00-5:00 pm
Marty’s Martini Bar
1511 W Balmoral


Dine at Big Jones August 18
Big Jones, known for its Southern heirloom cooking, will be hosting a family-style Sunday supper. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Care for Real.

Fried green tomatoes, warm buttered cornbread, chicken and dumplings were a few of the favorite dishes shared at this wonderful Sunday supper. Thank you to Chef Paul Fehribach and your wonderful staff.

August 18
Big Jones
5347 N Clark

Salsa at Sofo Tap August 25
SoFo Tap will be holding a salsa making contest. Join in the fun by entering your salsa in the contest or just come to taste the entries.
Thank You to Mike Sullivan and Staff for an afternoon of raising money, awareness and tasting some great salsas.

August 25
SoFo Tap
4923 N Clark St


Dine at Quay September 12
Quay, a New American Restaurant in River East, is joining the Chefs Care for Real program with a Harvest Celebration highlighting the bounty of local, farm fresh produce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Care for Real.

Postponed until further notice.

465 E Illinois


Care for Real   5339 N. Sheridan Rd.  Chicago, IL  60640  (773) 769-6182