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Join us Tonight for the 15th Annual Toy Drive

Join us tonight for the 15th annual Toy Drive and our third year remembering Vincent Babiarz.


The evening will feature live music, a made-to-order pasta bar, raffle prizes, and a live auction! Bring an unwrapped gift marked "boy" or "girl" with a value of at least $10. All gifts will be donated to Lakeview  Pantry, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Lakeview Pantry and Coat Angels. The event will be held at Murphy's Bleachers from 7-10pm. For full event details, click here.

James G. Blaine School Collects 1,850 Pounds of Food!


The Parent Teacher Association of James G. Blaine School of Lakeview hosted a food drive titled "Every One Can" this November and collected 1,850 pounds of food for Lakeview Pantry. Featured in online newspaper the Lake View Patch, Community Outreach Coordinator Lothar Greski commented, "Blaine, your efforts made this food drive so easy . . . Your kids and staff are fantastic!" Click here to read the entire article. To see photos from this and other community food drives please visit our Facebook page. 


Please contact Lothar Greski with any questions. 

Belmont Dental Care Delivers with Cash for Candy Event 

 Thank you to Dr. Gilbert Parrott (pictured at right with Executive Director Gary Garland) and Belmont Dental Care for donating proceeds from their Cash for Candy event to Lakeview Pantry! Between November 1-9, Belmont Dental Care collected Halloween candy from children. For every one pound of candy donated, children received $5 and Belmont Dental Care donated $50 to Lakeview Pantry.
In total, 41 pounds of candy were collected and $2,050 was donated to Lakeview Pantry. All of the candy will be sent to troops serving overseas. We are grateful for Belmont Dental Care's support! Their generous gift will help the Pantry purchase over 20,000 pounds of food for our neighbors this holiday season. 
Lakeview Pantry is proud to be a beneficiary of The Best Holiday Party Ever! Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and some of your neighbors on Tuesday, December 4th for their annual holiday party.


The evening will feature entertainment by the cast of Million Dollar Quartet, bites from some of Lincoln Park's best restaurants, an open bar, and a silent auction and raffle. The event will be from 6pm-12am and hosted at the MINI of Chicago Showroom, located at 1111 W. Diversey. Tickets are $45/person if you RSVP today. Otherwise, tickets will be sold for $50 at the door. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Jewel-Osco's Cheers for Charity a Huge Success  

On Friday, November 16th the Southport Jewel-Osco hosted a beer, wine and food tasting event called Cheers for Charity to benefit the programs of Lakeview Pantry. Raising over $600, Cheers for Charity was an exciting event that featured several wine and beer distributors and was a great way to get the community in the holiday spirit! 


Thank you to Store Director Paul Spadavecchio and Jewel-Osco for supporting our neighbors in need. To see photos of the event please visit our Facebook page.  



Will Act for Food Donates $200 and 300 Pounds of Food


Since 1997, Will Act For Food (WAFF) has been fighting hunger in Chicago through art and theater. In exchange for donations of non-perishable food, they offer their patrons discounted tickets to 


their performances.


WAFF has been partnering with Lakeview Pantry since 2005. This year, they raised $200 and collected 300 pounds of food for our neighbors in need! We're grateful for WAFF and their ongoing support. Thank you, WAFF!

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 Join us on Thursday, January 17th for an evening of art inspired fun at Bottle & Bottega! Located at 2900 N. Lincoln Avenue, Bottle & Bottega celebrates the creative spirit in us all through instructor based painting parties. 


Enjoy a class with wine and a light bite and create your own masterpiece. Tickets are $50 and include wine, light bites, and your very own piece of art. Proceeds benefit Lakeview Pantry! You can purchase your tickets here. Please contact Mary Pat Rooney with any questions.


In This Issue
The 15th Annual Toy Drive
Blaine School Collects 1,850 Pounds of Food
Belmont Dental Care Donates $2,050
The Best Holiday Party Ever
Cheers for Charity a Huge Success
Will Act for Food Donates $200 and 300 Pounds of Food
New Event Date for Bottle & Bottega
Lakeview Pantry Welcomes New Interns

Upcoming Events 


Lakeview Pantry

3831 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613 
P: (773) 525-1777


Lakeview Pantry Welcomes Interns to the 

Education & Advocacy Program


Sreya Sarkar, Director of Education and Advocacy, is proud to announce three new interns joining her department this month. Each with distinct background, they are sure to make important contributions to this influential program. Click here for their stories.

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