Common Pantry

Common Pantry Chicago's oldest continually-operating food pantry! http://www.commonpantry.org Common Pantry is devoted to providing food, personal care items and social service referrals to qualifying individuals and families in our service area.

Common Pantry offers qualifying clients monthly allotments of groceries, produce, canned goods, frozen foods and health and beauty supplies at no cost. Each month, Common Pantry serves an average of 320 households representing approximately 1,300 people.

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EXACTLY ONE WEEK UNTIL we can all be together again—LIVE or virtually—to celebrate the mission of Common Pantry. "I Am Y...
09/24/2021

EXACTLY ONE WEEK UNTIL we can all be together again—LIVE or virtually—to celebrate the mission of Common Pantry. "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" happens Friday, October 1 from 7-11 pm. Dancing shoes suggested; mask and vaccine required. Get all the details--and be part of a $50k match--when you buy your ticket or register (for free) and donate. All the details plus a preview of amazing Silent Auction items, Common Pantry Wish list, all the incredible food and drink vendors, sponsors, bands and MORE are all on the IAYN event page on Common Pantry's website. We can't wait to celebrate with YOU!

Info & Tickets at www.commonpantry.org.

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

EXACTLY ONE WEEK UNTIL we can all be together again—LIVE or virtually—to celebrate the mission of Common Pantry. "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" happens Friday, October 1 from 7-11 pm. Dancing shoes suggested; mask and vaccine required. Get all the details--and be part of a $50k match--when you buy your ticket or register (for free) and donate. All the details plus a preview of amazing Silent Auction items, Common Pantry Wish list, all the incredible food and drink vendors, sponsors, bands and MORE are all on the IAYN event page on Common Pantry's website. We can't wait to celebrate with YOU!

Info & Tickets at www.commonpantry.org.

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Did someone say dessert? If you want to experience world class, award-winning, internationally "sweet" delicacies to top...
09/23/2021

Did someone say dessert? If you want to experience world class, award-winning, internationally "sweet" delicacies to top off any great evening or meal, all you have to do is plan to be at "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" at Artifact Events on Friday, October 1. The delightful Tasting India and chef Jasmine Sheth, a James Beard Foundation grant winner, has something special planned to help Common Pantry and our neighbors celebrate. Check out Taste of India at tastingindia.net and buy your tickets to attend the live IAYN event or register to view the virtual IAYN event at commonpantry.org. Check out the fabulous Silent Auction items and start bidding Monday, September 27. Right now, every donation or purchase through the IAYN event site will be DOUBLED through a matching grant (up to $50,000). With your help--and the support of vendors like Tasting India--Common Pantry can do MORE.

#theamusebouche #tastingindia #tastingindiachicago #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Did someone say dessert? If you want to experience world class, award-winning, internationally "sweet" delicacies to top off any great evening or meal, all you have to do is plan to be at "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" at Artifact Events on Friday, October 1. The delightful Tasting India and chef Jasmine Sheth, a James Beard Foundation grant winner, has something special planned to help Common Pantry and our neighbors celebrate. Check out Taste of India at tastingindia.net and buy your tickets to attend the live IAYN event or register to view the virtual IAYN event at commonpantry.org. Check out the fabulous Silent Auction items and start bidding Monday, September 27. Right now, every donation or purchase through the IAYN event site will be DOUBLED through a matching grant (up to $50,000). With your help--and the support of vendors like Tasting India--Common Pantry can do MORE.

#theamusebouche #tastingindia #tastingindiachicago #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Cheers to Common Pantry and to "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration!" Andersonville Wine & Spirits...
09/23/2021

Cheers to Common Pantry and to "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration!" Andersonville Wine & Spirits is a generous supporter and providing wonderful wine selections for attendees to enjoy at the live event Friday, October 1. Plus, bid on the amazing Silent Auction items (you can preview them all now) and some of the special experiences may even include a bottle or two. Don't miss out on any of the fun! Go to www.commonpantry.org then click on the TICKETS button on the IAYN event banner. Follow the links to purchase a ticket if you can attend LIVE or simply REGISTER (for free) if you want to attend virtually, view our IAYN 2021 program and bid on all the great auction items, support the Common Pantry Wishlist or fund our popular hot lunches program. Act NOW and your donation will be doubled, thanks to a $50,000 matching grant!

#AndersonvilleWS #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Cheers to Common Pantry and to "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration!" Andersonville Wine & Spirits is a generous supporter and providing wonderful wine selections for attendees to enjoy at the live event Friday, October 1. Plus, bid on the amazing Silent Auction items (you can preview them all now) and some of the special experiences may even include a bottle or two. Don't miss out on any of the fun! Go to www.commonpantry.org then click on the TICKETS button on the IAYN event banner. Follow the links to purchase a ticket if you can attend LIVE or simply REGISTER (for free) if you want to attend virtually, view our IAYN 2021 program and bid on all the great auction items, support the Common Pantry Wishlist or fund our popular hot lunches program. Act NOW and your donation will be doubled, thanks to a $50,000 matching grant!

#AndersonvilleWS #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Counting down, doubling your impact. ! It's only 9 days until "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration...
09/22/2021

Counting down, doubling your impact. ! It's only 9 days until "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" happens at Artifact Events in Ravenswood and virtually, too, in neighbors' homes near and far. We can't wait to celebrate with you. Please buy tickets (or donate) and register today to get all the details.

Thanks to a matching grant from The Chicago Community Trust and The ATHENA Fund, the next $50,000 raised for Common Pantry will be matched dollar for dollar. What a transformative year in our history as Chicago's longest running food pantry and our ability as neighbors to celebrate and take care of each other.

Tickets & info: www.commonpantry.org

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Counting down, doubling your impact. ! It's only 9 days until "I Am Your Neighbor Turns 10: A Transformation Celebration" happens at Artifact Events in Ravenswood and virtually, too, in neighbors' homes near and far. We can't wait to celebrate with you. Please buy tickets (or donate) and register today to get all the details.

Thanks to a matching grant from The Chicago Community Trust and The ATHENA Fund, the next $50,000 raised for Common Pantry will be matched dollar for dollar. What a transformative year in our history as Chicago's longest running food pantry and our ability as neighbors to celebrate and take care of each other.

Tickets & info: www.commonpantry.org

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS! Our Silent Auction preview for "I Am Your Neighbor" is LIVE now. There are so many great, fabulou...
09/22/2021

YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS! Our Silent Auction preview for "I Am Your Neighbor" is LIVE now. There are so many great, fabulous experiences, getaways and items to bid on and win, thanks to our super-generous neighbors and sponsors. Go view by clicking on TICKETS on the IAYN event banner on www.commonpantry.org, then on SILENT AUCTION in the menu on the left. Better yet, REGISTER for I Am Your Neighbor, follow the prompts to download the "givi" app, and get ready to BID and WIN auction items, fund our Common Pantry Wish List items or sponsor our popular Hot Lunch days for our clients. Bidding goes live Monday, September 27 and the IAYN party and virtual event happens Friday, October 1. And you can DOUBLE YOUR DONATION when you donate specifically through the I Am Your Neighbor event page, thanks to a MATCHING grant for up to $50,000 in new IAYN support. Thanks, neighbors! We love you!

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS! Our Silent Auction preview for "I Am Your Neighbor" is LIVE now. There are so many great, fabulous experiences, getaways and items to bid on and win, thanks to our super-generous neighbors and sponsors. Go view by clicking on TICKETS on the IAYN event banner on www.commonpantry.org, then on SILENT AUCTION in the menu on the left. Better yet, REGISTER for I Am Your Neighbor, follow the prompts to download the "givi" app, and get ready to BID and WIN auction items, fund our Common Pantry Wish List items or sponsor our popular Hot Lunch days for our clients. Bidding goes live Monday, September 27 and the IAYN party and virtual event happens Friday, October 1. And you can DOUBLE YOUR DONATION when you donate specifically through the I Am Your Neighbor event page, thanks to a MATCHING grant for up to $50,000 in new IAYN support. Thanks, neighbors! We love you!

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

BREAKING NEWS! With only 10 days until Common Pantry's  10th annual "I Am Your Neighbor" transformation celebration, we ...
09/21/2021

BREAKING NEWS! With only 10 days until Common Pantry's 10th annual "I Am Your Neighbor" transformation celebration, we have incredible news: The next $50,000 in donations, ticket sales and auction/wishlist contributions will be matched dollar for dollar!

Thank you to our partners at The Chicago Community Trust and The ATHENA Fund for awarding us this matching grant and helping us continue serving northside neighbors as the city’s longest running food pantry.

Now, more than ever, with your help we can do more. Every generous dollar you share NOW will go twice as far to help fight food insecurity and provide services to neighbors in need.

Please buy tickets and/or register for "I Am Your Neighbor 2021" today. Live and virtual events happen October 1st.*

For details, to register and MATCH your donation or purchase, click on TICKETS at commonpantry.org

*Stay safe, neighbors! Vaccinations and masks required for live event.

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

BREAKING NEWS! With only 10 days until Common Pantry's 10th annual "I Am Your Neighbor" transformation celebration, we have incredible news: The next $50,000 in donations, ticket sales and auction/wishlist contributions will be matched dollar for dollar!

Thank you to our partners at The Chicago Community Trust and The ATHENA Fund for awarding us this matching grant and helping us continue serving northside neighbors as the city’s longest running food pantry.

Now, more than ever, with your help we can do more. Every generous dollar you share NOW will go twice as far to help fight food insecurity and provide services to neighbors in need.

Please buy tickets and/or register for "I Am Your Neighbor 2021" today. Live and virtual events happen October 1st.*

For details, to register and MATCH your donation or purchase, click on TICKETS at commonpantry.org

*Stay safe, neighbors! Vaccinations and masks required for live event.

#IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

For CPS families who still have their P-EBT cards from the City of Chicago, and would like to donate any portion of thes...
09/20/2021

For CPS families who still have their P-EBT cards from the City of Chicago, and would like to donate any portion of these funds to Common Pantry for our neighbors in need, we ask that you use your P-EBT cards for purchasing groceries for your own family and then make a financial contribution on our website. We are limited in space for storing food and can make our dollar go further in terms of purchasing food.
For every $1 donated, we can provide four meals. Learn more about who we serve and our programming www.commonpantry.org
#commonpantrychicago
#iamyourneighbor

For CPS families who still have their P-EBT cards from the City of Chicago, and would like to donate any portion of these funds to Common Pantry for our neighbors in need, we ask that you use your P-EBT cards for purchasing groceries for your own family and then make a financial contribution on our website. We are limited in space for storing food and can make our dollar go further in terms of purchasing food.
For every $1 donated, we can provide four meals. Learn more about who we serve and our programming www.commonpantry.org
#commonpantrychicago
#iamyourneighbor

Eat easier, happier, healthier! That's the Common Pantry-supporting promise from chef Ursula Adduci and Sazon, home of n...
09/20/2021

Eat easier, happier, healthier! That's the Common Pantry-supporting promise from chef Ursula Adduci and Sazon, home of nourishing, satisfying, joyful lunches, dinners or snacks delivered to you. Sample Sazon's excellent food and generosity at our "I Am Your Neighbor Party" at Artifact Events on Friday, October 1.

Tickets & info at commonpantry.org.

#sazonchicago #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Eat easier, happier, healthier! That's the Common Pantry-supporting promise from chef Ursula Adduci and Sazon, home of nourishing, satisfying, joyful lunches, dinners or snacks delivered to you. Sample Sazon's excellent food and generosity at our "I Am Your Neighbor Party" at Artifact Events on Friday, October 1.

Tickets & info at commonpantry.org.

#sazonchicago #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

It wouldn't be an "I Am Your Neighbor Party" without great live music, and we are so thankful to the bands who keep brin...
09/17/2021

It wouldn't be an "I Am Your Neighbor Party" without great live music, and we are so thankful to the bands who keep bringing Common Pantry's Transformation Celebration to life. Come see, hear and dance along with your neighbors and these fun, generous musicians at Artifact Evens on October 1. Buy tickets and register for the online auction TODAY!
Larry Brown Music, Things That Fly - Chicago

#ThingsThatFly #LarryBrownBand #Simpletones #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

It wouldn't be an "I Am Your Neighbor Party" without great live music, and we are so thankful to the bands who keep bringing Common Pantry's Transformation Celebration to life. Come see, hear and dance along with your neighbors and these fun, generous musicians at Artifact Evens on October 1. Buy tickets and register for the online auction TODAY!
Larry Brown Music, Things That Fly - Chicago

#ThingsThatFly #LarryBrownBand #Simpletones #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK: There are so many amazing items to be revealed SOON on Common Pantry's ""I Am Your Neig...
09/17/2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK: There are so many amazing items to be revealed SOON on Common Pantry's ""I Am Your Neighbor"" auction list for our 10th anniversary. But this donation of an amazing rental property from longtime Common Pantry advocate Elizabeth Press is worth taking an early look. Top bidder through Common Pantry's ""I Am Your Neighbor"" auction site gets 5 nights for up to 18 people (any age, no events please) at the GORGEOUS ""Sandpiper""—a 9-bedroom, beachside mansion in Union Pier, Michigan. Think Fall Holidays or Notre Dame football. Or look ahead to Spring Break or Easter weekend. The options are (almost) endless! Mutually agreed upon dates available October 1, 2021 through May 1, 2022. Register to bid, buy tickets and get all the auction and party details at commonpantry.org.

Fine print: private pool is 5 feet deep, swimming is at your own risk, no diving.

Check out website sandpiperandnest.com and register to bid at www.commonpantry.org.

#getaway #thesandpiper #privatepool #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK: There are so many amazing items to be revealed SOON on Common Pantry's ""I Am Your Neighbor"" auction list for our 10th anniversary. But this donation of an amazing rental property from longtime Common Pantry advocate Elizabeth Press is worth taking an early look. Top bidder through Common Pantry's ""I Am Your Neighbor"" auction site gets 5 nights for up to 18 people (any age, no events please) at the GORGEOUS ""Sandpiper""—a 9-bedroom, beachside mansion in Union Pier, Michigan. Think Fall Holidays or Notre Dame football. Or look ahead to Spring Break or Easter weekend. The options are (almost) endless! Mutually agreed upon dates available October 1, 2021 through May 1, 2022. Register to bid, buy tickets and get all the auction and party details at commonpantry.org.

Fine print: private pool is 5 feet deep, swimming is at your own risk, no diving.

Check out website sandpiperandnest.com and register to bid at www.commonpantry.org.

#getaway #thesandpiper #privatepool #IAYN2021 #IAmYourNeighbor #CommonPantryChicago #GetYourTicket #PartyTime #Community #Sustainability #TransformingLives #WelcomeNeighbor

Address

3744 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL
60618-4934

General information

The Common Pantry service area extends east-west from Ravenswood Avenue to Kedzie Avenue and north-south from Lawrence Avenue to Diversey Parkway. In addition, service goes to all of the Lathrop Homes, including the portion south of Diversey and to residents of the Lakeview YMCA.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

Telephone

(773) 327-0553

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Common Pantry is devoted to providing food, personal care items and social service referrals to qualifying individuals and families in our service area. Common Pantry offers qualifying clients monthly allotments of groceries, produce, canned goods, frozen foods and health and beauty supplies at no cost. Each month, Common Pantry serves an average of 320 households representing approximately 1,300 people.

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What can boosters of Common Pantry do now to help?
credit card at the door ok today?
Please help Common Pantry reach their goal of distributing gifts to 300 low-income children this holiday by donating new and wrapped gender neutral toys ($15-$20) by Dec. 10th. Give a toy and spread joy!
Looking forward to helping out.
Back to School 2018 — Common Kids School Supply Drive Remember the joy of stuffing a brand-new backpack, the smell of an unopened box of crayons, and the feel of blank spiral notebooks? It’s back to school time, and we want all our Pantry kids to have those experiences. Help get them ready to learn! Please drop off NEW supplies at the Pantry between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday or 10 a.m.to noon Friday before August 13. Take advantage of the sales at your local Target or Staples, using the “shopping list” of supplies provided by Chicago Public Schools: https://cps.edu/Pages/Schoolessentials.aspx To donate money OR to volunteer to help out: http://www.commonpantry.org/2018/07/30/donate-or-volunteer-for-school-supply-drive/
Food does more than sustain us, it brings us together. Common Pantry is thankful to Jewel Food Stores for again preparing Thanksgiving meals for our needy families. Our goal is to provide every one of our families with a turkey dinner! We need you, our supporters, to help in this effort! Please shop at any of these Jewel Stores in the next few weeks and donate to the Holiday Meal Fund at checkout. • JEWEL at Lincoln and Cullom • JEWEL at Roscoe and Western • JEWEL at Clybourn and Wrightwood $50 will buy a dinner for a family of 4. A donation of any amount is appreciated!
Hi, do you accept Halloween Candy donations?