Care for Real distributes free, fresh, nutritious food to neighbors in need six days a week through locations in Edgewater and Rogers Park. Chicago residents living in 60640, 60645, 60660, 60659, and 60626 zip codes in need of food assistance are welcome to visit one Care for Real pantry once per week. For anyone living outside of Care for Real’s service area, please visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food to find a pantry near you.
When you arrive, a volunteer will check you in for your visit. For your first visit, please bring photo identification. Maintaining a client-choice model is important to Care for Real. Your food preferences and needs are recorded at check-in and we will work to find the best items to meet your needs. If you would like to schedule a clothing closet appointment, please do that at check-in during your food pantry visit.
In an effort to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, Care for Real moved distribution outdoors. We move as quickly as possible to ensure that no one is waiting outside longer than necessary. Please dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend bringing large, sturdy grocery bags and a cart if possible to transport your groceries.
Please note that cars are welcome from 4-6pm and walk-ups are welcome started at 5:30pm on Thursdays at the Rogers Park Drive-Thru pantry.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.769.6182 with any questions.