Providing Food for Families
Over the years we have partnered with various organizations to provide food for families in need.
Traditionally, the Family Empowerment Centers have distributed Thanksgiving baskets, often giving out over 200 baskets to families in need each year. We have also partnered with the Hunger Resource Network to provide over 4000 lbs. of frozen chicken to similar families in need within our community twice a year. We also regularly feed the children of our programs and making sandwiches for the homeless on a day to day, case by case basis. In 2022 we began overseeing a soup kitchen in our Albany Park location that has been a staple in that community for more than 20 years.
Our Food Pantry
Covid-19 opened the door to establish a Food Pantry for our community.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, more families than ever were in dire need of food resources. Because of this, we opened our own food pantry to serve the needs of our neighbors. We started by distributing food out of our main facility, but soon opened a dedicated food pantry which now distributes food on a weekly basis. The crisis of food disparity persists in our community. As a result, we now operate our food pantry on a weekly basis and are developing more partnerships for food resources to pass along to our community. Our food pantry is set up much like a store where those who partake in this service can have the dignity of shopping for items they would prefer.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday from 12-2PM
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