Additional Items and Services
When available, the pantry is able to distribute other items such as toiletries, pet food, diapers, blankets, hats, gloves and socks. Please tell the interviewer if you are in need of these items.
Apply for SNAP Benefits – Volunteers are available every Wednesday to assist clients in completing a Web application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. They can also answer many questions related to eligibility. Spanish and Polish translation available. Contact Elvia Esparza for information on how to apply for SNAP Benefits.
Nutrition Seminars – Clients may attend nutrition seminars sponsored by University of Illinois—held at the pantry, throughout the year. Clients must register for these in advance. Contact Jessica Peralta at 773-287-8333 or by email.
Homebound Deliveries – Eligible clients may receive food delivered to their home. Deliveries occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, during regular pantry hours. To inquire, contact Client Services Coordinator, Elvia Esparza.
Enhanced Client Services Initiative – Elvia Esparza, our Client Resources Coordinator, can assist clients in identifying appropriate resources to help meet their needs, such as housing, health, substance abuse, employment, domestic violence, legal and financial assistance, governmental programs, senior citizen and child care concerns. This service is provided by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust.
Pet Food Corner – The mission of the Pet Food Corner is to assist unemployed and underemployed families who have trouble feeding and caring for their beloved pets. Pet Supply distribution occurs on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click here to find out who supports this area of the pantry with food and supply donations!