Lakeview Pantry Celebrates Grand Opening of New Location

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After 46 years serving the community, Lakeview Pantry has outgrown its current rented space and is moving to a larger, permanent home just blocks away at 3945 N. Sheridan Road. On June 25, the pantry will welcome neighbors, clients, volunteers and local officials to a community open house and grand opening celebration of the new 7,500 square foot building, which will nearly double the pantry’s space and provide more room for its food distribution and social service programs. Recognizing the need for more space at its former N. Broadway location, the pantry launched a capital campaign in 2012 that has so far raised $3.1 million of the $3.5 million goal. The pantry is still actively raising funds and continues to receive donations from organizations with strong ties to the North Side, as well as from families and individuals – some who are also pantry volunteers. As the largest food pantry in Chicago, the Lakeview Pantry serves Chicago’s North Side, where approximately 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. Every year, the pantry distributes over 1.6 million pounds of food or 1.3 million meals to about 7,000 households. Many of those households are headed by people who are employed, yet low wages keep them in poverty. Only three percent of the pantry’s clients are homeless, and 45 percent have children under the age of 18. For more information about the Lakeview Pantry and to donate to the capital campaign, please visit:

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