Food pantry

Who can receive food assistance?

The Pantry provides emergency food for families and individuals in Oak Lawn, Hometown, Worth, Burbank, Chicago Ridge and Alsip. Proof of address by photo ID is requested when applying for assistance.

When can you receive food?

The Pantry is open 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays.A family may receive food assistance once a month, up to 12 times in a 12-month period.

Where do I go to get food?

Pilgrim Faith Church, 9411 S. 51st Avenue, Oak Lawn. Enter through the courtyard on 51st Avenue, then go though door to your left.

How can I help the Pantry?

The Community Food Pantry at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn is a volunteer effort supported totally by donations from individuals, churches and community groups. You can help by:

  • Bringing food or cash donations to the church at 9411 S. 51st Ave. The office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Getting your workplace, school, church or community group to hold a food drive. The church can furnish a poster with a list of items currently needed.

Items especially needed by the Pantry include:

  • Canned Spaghetti and other one-can meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Diapers


We will have a collection basket in our narthex (back of the church) each Sunday so you can contribute produce from your garden that will then be shared with our Food Pantry clients.

In keeping with Jesus’ spirit of hospitality, we ask that you bring your best produce to share. Thanks to Beth Wachowski who is growing produce especially to share and thanks to all who want to share from their regular gardens

For more information, call Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ at (708) 422-4200.