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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 amckernin@catholiccharities.net. 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.


The 32nd Annual Hunger Walk
The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) will hold the 32nd Annual Hunger Walk on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 8:30am (Registration starts at 7am). Sign up today to walk or sponsor someone else to walk in support of any of the Catholic Charities Food Pantries. Participating in the Hunger Walk is FREE. There is no registration fee. The GCFD will donate $12 back to the pantry for every person who walks with that pantry’s team. 100% of all dollars raised by the team goes directly to support that pantry.

Registration information is available at the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s website: www.chicagosfoodbank.org/hungerwalk. Select “Yes” you are with an agency and search for the pantry of your choice:
• A00551 - Catholic Charities Des Plaines Food Pantry
• A00056 - Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance
• A00024 - St. Sabina Catholic Charities
• A00560 - Catholic Charities West Suburban Food Pantry
• A00977 - St. Blasé
• A00253 - Casa Catalina
• A01470 - St. Irenaeus Catholic Charities

Come join us. Let’s have fun and raise money to help our pantries and serve our community!

Not walking, but want to donate? Click here and choose Hunger Walk from the drop down menu.