The Story

Helping hands came together and built Howard Area Community Center.

HACC began as a food pantry. In 1967, parishioners from St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church in Rogers Park saw their neighbors living in poverty. They organized to give out food and clothing to lend a helping hand.

People who cared—people just like you—created HACC as a safety net.

HACC still feeds thousands every year, but now offers resources to families from birth through old age.