Our Community Kitchen is the largest and only self-standing community soup kitchen in the Chicago metro area. We serve hot, nutritious meals 365 days per year to anyone in need. Last year, the Community Kitchen served more than 54,000 meals.
The Community Kitchen also distributes several thousand pounds of food each month by hosting the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile, which distributes fruit and vegetables to more than 200 families.
Anyone in need is welcome. We do not require referrals or identification. The Community Kitchen is a welcoming place for children and families.
Another service of the Community Kitchen is the Children’s Anti-Hunger Collaborative, which meets the nutritional needs of children in our community by:
- Enhancing the food and nutrition component of both the Howard Area Community Center’s Greensleeves After-School Project and the Good News Reading Program;
- Hosting the City of Chicago’s Summer Nutrition Program; and,
- Operating a free hot lunch program for school age children during the school’s winter and spring breaks.
For more information about volunteering in our Community Kitchen, click here.
For more information about receiving help from A Just Harvest, click here.