Some Of Our Projects

Chi-Care not only works to feed the homeless, but through our volunteer efforts and partners, we do everything we can to serve those in need.

Forest Park - Thursday

Every Thursday, The CTA hosts a wellness fair at the Forest Park Blue Line Station for any unhoused individuals. This wellness fair includes the handout of donations, healthcare, social assistance, and of course food provided by Chi-Care. We pack and distribute a few hundred meals to anyone in need. Volunteers can meet directly at the Forest Park Blue Line Station, or at the Bensenville warehouse where they can ride in the Chi-Care van. The event begins at 7:30pm and ends by 10pm at the latest. *Volunteers 13 or younger are NOT allowed for this shift.

Route C - Saturday

This route leaves from Bensenville or Bolingbrook (unless otherwise noted). We visit our unhoused brothers and sisters in Little Village, Pilsen, Back of The Yards, and surrounding areas.

Route A - Sunday

The Chi-Care van leaves from either our Bensenville warehouse or from Morton Grove (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30am. This route serves our unhoused brothers and sisters in Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Garfield Park, Albany Park, and nearby areas.

Route B - Sunday

The Chi-Care van leaves our Bensenville warehouse (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30am. This route serves our unhoused brothers and sisters in the Loop, on Michigan Ave., Lower Wacker, and surrounding areas.

Fuel Movement

Located in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, The Fuel Movement Community Center helps empower families in need through initiatives focused on building and supporting the community. Events include community cleanup movie nights, and "Lunch On Us". In addition, the facility has doubled as a warming center. The synergy between Chi-Care and Fuel Movement helps provide individuals with hot meals and new clothes on a regular basis.

Learn More About Fuel Movement

West 40

West40 is an intermediate service center focused on providing a variety of services to students across 38 school districts and three co-ops in West Cook County. Student support and advocacy is core to ensuring that every single kid deserves the best chance possible to succeed.Chi-Care plays a role in this initiative by sponsoring meals for several students and their families each week. The meals are coordinated by Pam Vujovich, who also runs Heart 2 Heart, a store opened to West40 families where families can shop without any cost to them.

Shift Everything: Feeding and Housing Newcomers

New Life Covenant Health & Wellness Fair

On the first Saturday of each month, New Life Covenant Southwest hosts a wellness fair for those in need. Chi-Care packs and distributes meals for those on-site. Volunteers should meet directly at New Life Covenant at 11am – 5300 S Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60632. The event ends at approximately 1:30pm.

Snack Pack Events

Snack packing events are a great way for volunteer groups to help our unhoused brothers and sisters. These events are a great team building activity where volunteers work together to support those in need.

Dignity Diner

Dignity Diner is a free dinner which has been hosted for the local community every Tuesday since 1992. Anyone experiencing homelessness or food insecurity is invited into the church and provided a sit-down, restaurant-style meal. Guests are served a three-course dinner—a fresh salad, an entrée, and a dessert. Dignity Diner is a place where respect is always on the menu. Chi-Care partners with Sapori and Dignity Diner to provide both meals AND volunteers on one select Tuesday each month. Volunteers should meet directly at Holy Covenant at 4:30pm - 925 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614. The event ends at approximately 7pm. Visit our signup page for available dates.

Chi-Care is on a mission to end hunger amongst the unhoused population throughout the Chicagoland area.

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