Help Us Help Neighbors

Thank you for supporting Care for Real with a financial donation. Join us in caring for real and give now by clicking below or mailing a check. More ways to donate are listed below.

Checks should be made out to Care for Real and mailed to:

Care for Real
5339 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640


Are You a Meal Maker?

Care for Real distributed enough food for 2.4 million meals last fiscal year. Meal Makers’ monthly donations help sustain operations and help provide neighbors in need with fresh, nutritious meals all year long.

Become a Meal Maker

Additional Ways to Give

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

Donating appreciated stocks generates significant tax benefits for donors while helping Care for Real further realize its mission of helping neighbors and families overcome food insecurity. Please consider contacting your financial or tax advisor to determine your personal tax benefits and then contact Executive Director Gregory Gross at or 773.769.6182 x110 for more information on making a gift of stock or securities.

Estate Gifts

Thank you for including Care for Real in your estate plans. Please see below for the most commonly requested information needed to make a planned gift. Should you need more information, please discuss details with your financial advisor and contact us at or 773.769.6182. 

Full legal name: Care for Real
Address: 5339 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60640
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 27-1962360 

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

DAFs are charitable giving accounts that are a tax effective way to support Care for Real. Designate a gift to Care for Real on your DAF’s website, or contact us at for assistance.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Commemorate or honor a loved one while supporting Care for Real and the neighbors we serve. A tribute gift is a meaningful and impactful way to recognize special moments and people in our lives. Donations in memory of friends or loved ones may be made at any time online or by mailing this Tribute Gift Form to 5339 N. Sheridan Rd. attention to the Development Team.

CfR Swag Shop

Support Care for Real through the CfR Swag Shop operated through Tee Mart Decorated Apparel. Get all your CfR gear including tees, fanny packs, hats, hats, and more. A portion of each sale is donated back to Care for Real. Shop to donate today!

Thank you for joining us in caring for real for our shared community.


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