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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

 Kickoff Event
 How You Can Help
Purchase a Ticket
Purchase a ticket to attend the Soup-er Stadium Challenge Kickoff event, at Soldier Field's Midway Club, benefiting Catholic Charities' food pantries. For more information please see the Kickoff Event tab.

Donate a Shelf Stable Food Item
Donate a shelf stable food item to help restock the Catholic Charities' food pantries. The five most needed items in the pantries are cereal, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, soup and canned vegetables. For a list of all donation sites please see the Donation Drop-off Locations tab.

Make a Donation on the Website
Make a donation on the website to assist with the purchasing of food items to help restock the Catholic Charities' food pantries.

Donate Here!
 Donation Drop off

Chicago Near North Region:   7:00am – 11:00pm (Sunday through Saturday)
721 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7700

Chicago Southwest Region:   8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
St. Gall
5533 S. Sawyer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 349-8835

North Region:    8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
1717 Rand Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 376-2100

NW Region:    8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
1717 Rand Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 376-2100

West Region:  
8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
1400 S. Austin Boulevard
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 329-4022

South Region:
   8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
12731 S. Wood St.
Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: (708) 333-9239

Lake Co. Region:   8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday through Friday)
671 S. Lewis
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 782-4000

For more information or additional drop-off locations, please contact
your nearest Regional Office
This year, in recognition of Hunger Action Month, Catholic Charities is partnering with the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, Soldier Field and the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation in an effort to help eliminate hunger in our communities. The Soup-er Stadium Challenge asks you to be a part of the solution by donating at least one shelf stable food item, and join us in filling every seat in Soldier Field twice! This will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need. The kickoff event at Soldier Field's Midway Club will commence the month long initiative and all proceeds and donations will go to Catholic Charities' eight food pantries.


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