Don’t go hungry

June 21, 2020
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There are a number of pantries and other groups that provide food to West Side residents in need.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository – in partnership with Austin Coming Together – has extended its weekly food handout in Austin by one week. Each household can receive three boxes of food from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday, June 25 outside By The Hand Club for Kids at Leamington and Kinzie.

Other food pantries that serve Austin each week year round include:

Pine Avenue United Church at 1015 N Pine Ave., which distributes food on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Maxine McGhee at (773) 287-4777.

Circle Urban Ministries at  118 N. Central Ave., which distributes food on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Darriel S. Anderson at (773) 921-1446.

Fraternite Notre Dame at 502 N. Central Ave., which distributes food on
Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Mother Marie Martha at (773) 261-0101.

St Martin De Porres Church Food Pantry at 5112 W. Washington Blvd., which distributes food on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents need to live within the service area of Lake on the north, Roosevelt on the south, Cicero on the east and Central to the west. For more information, contact Leon Williams at (773) 287-0206.

Heritage International Christian Church at 5320 W. North Ave., which distributes food on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Shirley Smith at (773) 237-9600.

Healing Temple C.O.G.I.C. at 4941 W. Chicago Ave., which distributes food on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact: Elizabeth Lockhart at (773) 626-9454.

Hope Community Church Food Pantry at 5900 W. Iowa St., which distributes food to residents living in the 60644 and 60651 zip codes on Fridays from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, call (708) 415-6077.

Kingdom Baptist Church at 301 N. Central Ave., which distributes food on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Debra Taylor at (773) 378-1255.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1511 N. Long Ave., which distributes food on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact Rev. C.J. Wright at (773) 637-4800.

For those living in the 60624 or 60644 zip code, food is available at Marillac House Food Pantry at 2859 W. Jackson Blvd. on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m.; and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (773) 584-4539.

For a full interactive map of programs on the West Side, click here.

There is also a mobile pantry on the second Thursday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (773) 927-2243.

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