The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is looking for organized people who could run one or more of our annual outreach programs. They comprise preparing Easter baskets (for the four weeks before Easter) and school supplies (in August) for client’s children and providing coats (one per family) to clients in October. 

The ideal candidate is connected to others in the community who can help generate the needed donations, ensure the materials are delivered to the Pantry and recruit volunteers to help with the distribution. Co-coordinators are welcome!

If you are interested or know someone who might be please contact Lee Stein at 312/608-1465 or for information.

Our special distributions are an opportunity for
local people who want to make a tangible difference 

Please note that availability on Wednesday mornings during the distribution is not a requirement to be a coordinator as long as other volunteers are committed to that time. 

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Toy Drive for Irving Park Food Pantry

The 2016 holiday toy drive for the Irving Park Community Food Pantry is underway. Throughout the year, hundreds of children and their families rely on the pantry. Volunteers want to help bring happiness this holiday season. For some, it is the only gift they will receive. 

The pantry is accepting unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 0-12, stocking stuffers for all ages, and new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks in all sizes to distribute to pantry clients. Financial donations are also appreciated and will be used to purchase need items.

All toys and donations must be received at the pantry by December 14th to ensure delivery before Christmas. Additionally, there are toy collection boxes at the following locations:

  • Irving Park United Methodist Church –  3801 N. Keeler Avenue.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church – 3857 N. Kostner
  • Irving Park Lutheran Church – 3938 W.Belle Plaine
  • Starbucks - 4365 W. Irving Park Road
  • Pert Cleaners - 4213 W. Irving Park Road
  • Josi’s Frozen Yogurt - 4032 N. Milwaukee
  • Ward 45 Ald. Arena’s office - 4754 N. Milwaukee
  • Old Irving Brewing Co. - 4419 W. Montrose
  • Potbelly - 4185 W. Irving Park Road

Please call 773-283-6296 with any questions.