Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation
And Neither Do We

The summer of 2015 will mark Lakeview Pantry's 45th summer of providing food for today, hope for tomorrow to our neighbors in need.


With affordable housing becoming increasingly scarce in Chicago, a California drought causing produce prices to rise and potential cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on the horizon, this summer, like many before it, could be a tough one for many in Lakeview.


The good news is there is plenty you can do to make a difference. 

A donation in any amount to our Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation campaign this summer will be matched by a $15,000 gift from The Silver Foundation.

Make a gift today, and watch your email and social media in the coming weeks for more on why we need your help this summer more than ever.

CCQuizThere's Still Time to Register for the 2015 Hunger Walk!

We know you want to walk with us! So why haven't you signed up yet? Every person who walks on behalf of Lakeview Pantry at the 2015 Hunger Walk earns us $12 in food credit at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This year we hope to have our largest showing ever. Register to walk with us by following the instructions on our website. Have other plans but still want to support us? Make a donation via our Hunger Walk page!
3945 N. Sheridan: Picture Yourself in Our Future Home

In April, an amazing group of Andover College alumni helped clean up our recently purchased building at 3945 N. Sheridan Ave. Check out pictures from their day on our website. And keep an eye on your email and social media for more information about how the whole Lakeview Pantry community can help decorate our new building this summer! We are excited for everyone to be able to check out our new space soon. 
StateState of the Pantry Update

The numbers are in, and Lakeview Pantry set records - again! - in its fiscal year that ended on March 31. The Pantry recorded 23,781 visits for food in fiscal 2015, an increase of 6.9% over the previous year. Altogether, the Pantry's thousands of clients received 1,623,505 pounds - 813 tons - of food. Read more about the past year in our April State of the Pantry update.
Eat, Drink, Support Lakeview Pantry

Join us in early June for one or both of two exciting events to benefit Lakeview Pantry.

Monday, June 8, 7 p.m.
HamBINGO Mary's
An evening of Bingo and drink specials. Proceeds go to Lakeview Pantry.

Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m.
Cravings on Clark
Restaurant crawl offering a sampling of Clark St. dining options. $5 of every ticket goes to Lakeview Pantry.
Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Dates

May 23 & 25: Lakeview Pantry closed for Memorial Day Weekend


May 27: Food Tasting and Nutrition Hour


June 2: Coffee & Tea with Greg & Jennie


June 12-14: Ribfest


June 20: Hunger Walk


See more events...

TweetIn Search of Care: Laura's Story

At 70 years old, Laura* relies on Lakeview Pantry to provide her with food that she couldn't otherwise afford. So when she was experiencing difficulty accessing her medical benefits, she turned to people she had learned to trust. Lakeview Pantry's social services team was there to help.  
Dignity/Chicago James Bussen Award


Lakeview Pantry was honored to be presented with the James Bussen Award by Dignity Church Chicago for our service to the Lakeview Community. Dignity Church has been a long time friend to the Pantry, and we couldn't be more excited to be awarded this honor. The award also included a gift of $200. Read more about the ceremony in this article by The Windy City Times.

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