About Us

Common Pantry, was founded in 1967 to combat hunger and food insecurity in specific northern neighborhoods of Chicago. Common Pantry is dedicated to eliminating hunger and food insecurity in our community by providing access to food and by addressing the root causes of poverty.

The summer season is here! And that means more volunteer opportunities!

Summer at Common Pantry is full of fun ways to volunteer! Common Kids! We invite parents and children to sign up together to staff a table at the Lincoln Square Farmer's markets on specific Thursday evenings June -Oct. Summer Festivals are a fundraising opportunity for the Common Pantry. Festival sponsors offer us stipends to staff gates and collect entry donations. This is a fun activity for groups and individuals, , and a big help to us!

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