Food Resources

Important information on where to find or donate food during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  •  mRelief is working to support SNAP and food assistance programs by making information and updates about the SNAP program more available to the public, including SNAP eligibility for residents.
  • Residents can find out if they are eligible for SNAP by filling out this questionnaire.
  • More information about mRelief’s COVID-19 response can be found here and additional resources and information can be found here.

Chicago Public Schools – Free Breakfast & Lunch

  • Open for pickup 9:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, at all CPS district schools.
  • CPS will provide one free food bag containing 3 days worth of breakfast and lunch meals for each child in the household.
  • For assistance, please call the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email

Greater Chicago Food Depository – Food Pantries

  • Call prior to going to the pantry to ensure they are open.

Northwest Food Partners Network – Food Resources Guide

  • A listing of food pantries, hot meal programs, and produce mobiles in Northwest Chicago.

Eating Healthy Toolkit

  • Action for healthy kids.

CATCH Health at Home

  • CATCH Nutrition Education

Forty Acres Fresh Market

  • Local fresh food delivery business.
  • Those who wish can donate a fresh basket to a family in need.

Top Box Foods

  • We are opening up deliveries with the option of home delivery or pick up for our warehouse.
  • How it works:
    1. Place your order 2 days before your preferred pick up/delivery date
    2. Orders MUST be pre-paid.
    3. Top Box Foods will give you a call the day before your pick up/delivery for payment. We accept credit, debit and LINK.
    4. Our delivery volunteers will call you when they arrive at your location and leave your order at your door to guarantee social distancing and safety at this time.
  • Current Delivery/Pick Up Dates & Order Deadlines
    • Delivery: Friday, March 20 between 10am-5pm
      • Order Deadline: Wednesday, March 18 by 5pm
    • Delivery: Tuesday, March 24 between 10am-5pm
      • Order Deadline: Sunday, March 22 by 5 pm
    • Delivery: Friday, March 27 between 10am-5pm
      • Order Deadline: Wednesday, March 25 by 5pm
  • Pick up at your convenience on any of our delivery dates at our warehouse location. Same order deadlines apply.
  • Address: 2600 W 35th St. Chicago, IL 60632
  • Additional delivery/pick up dates will be added on an ongoing basis. We will keep you updated.

Illinois Department of Human Services

  • SNAP Applications

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

  • At Marillac St. Vincent we recognize the food insecurity that exists in the communities we serve. In response to this need, we offer a Client Choice food pantry at each location. The Client Choice model empowers adults and families to select the food that best meets their needs.