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Andrew Huff / October 28, 2009 12:37 AM

Question suggested by Michele, who says she's had difficulty finding someplace interested in food donations as opposed to just financial support.

Edgewaterguy / October 28, 2009 9:12 AM

I've always been a fan of Care for Real in the edgewater area.

Gregg / October 28, 2009 9:53 AM

Lakeview Pantry will accept food donations.

Veronica / October 28, 2009 10:27 AM

Albany Park Community Center accepts food items.

Michele - what places have you already tried? The time of year might have something to do with them asking for monetary donations--there's usually an influx of people donating to food drives as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach.

Michele / October 28, 2009 10:56 AM

Veronica, I already donate money to the Greater Chicago Food Depository but figured there would be smaller, neighborhood pantries that would need food donations, especially around t he holidays. Thanks for the suggestion!

Kate / October 28, 2009 7:09 PM

Thom's Four Wheel Car Repair on N Pulaski collects food donations.

marge / October 28, 2009 7:10 PM

Check this place out: http://www.restweb.org
REST is an organization in Uptown. They have a drop-in site as well as two shelters and will accept food.

Lizzy / October 29, 2009 10:54 AM

The Lakeview Pantry, as mentioned above. They usually have a bin at the Treasure Island on Broadway this time of year.

A. Jordan / October 29, 2009 12:02 PM

We donate all the NPFIs we collect to Lakeview Pantry. My understanding of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, though, is that they distribute food through a fairly large network of agencies which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters-so they're a good place to support both financially and through food donation.

Spook / October 29, 2009 3:22 PM

Its funny, last Saturday I was beef'n with this chick who argued that we weren't being lied too about not being in a Depression because "there are no soap lines"

I countered that today's soap lines are food pantries and the one I pass going home every day is so long that I have to walk into the street so as not to disrupt the line

Spook / October 29, 2009 3:23 PM

of and of course soup lines too ;-)

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