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Common Pantry

Common Pantry
CROWDRISE : Aug 14, 2013
Tax ID: 23-7136034
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.commonpantry.org

Common Pantry Mission

Common Pantry is dedicated to eliminating the issues of hunger and food insecurity faced by our neighbors in need. This is accomplished through direct relief efforts, access to and assistance with related social service needs, and a strong sense of community.

Common Pantry, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit food bank, was founded in 1967 to combat hunger and food insecurity in specific northern neighborhoods of Chicago.  As the oldest continuously running Chicago based Emergency Food Distribution Center, our program portfolio has grown and evolved as our client’s needs have changed.  Since 2007, Common Pantry has weathered a 43% increase in visits to our emergency food distribution sessions, with steep rises in seniors and households with children.  The challenges faced by our client population are more than just food insecurity, as a simple lack of food is no longer the only “trigger” bringingour clients into our pantry.  In response to these heightened challenges, Common Pantry enhanced its mission in January of 2012 by offering new services provided by Common Community.  Our new program allows us to go beyond food supplies to make an impact in the lives of our community members in need.

Tax ID: 23-7136034 • www.commonpantry.org

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