Human Services

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Food Pantry Hours:

Monday 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM – 12 PM for emergency food
Thursday: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Snack Pack: Every day

*Must live in 60626 or 60645 zip codes. 
* Bring proof of address

Volunteers Needed!

Howard Area Community Center needs volunteers to assist in our food pantry.
We need your help these days: 
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


Volunteer Coordinator: Donna Lagacy
Phone: (773)262-6622 ext. 223

Our human services department helps clients achieve stability in housing, health, and safety.  Clients in crisis can receive emergency assistance with rent and utilities in addition to visiting our food pantry.

Food Pantry: Residents of 60626 and 60645 zip codes can visit the food pantry once every 30 days.  Bring photo ID and proof of address. Individuals experiencing homelessness can receive a snack pack every day.

Open Case Management: Social Workers are available to help you with government benefits, housing referrals, health services, and resources for other needs.

Domestic Violence Prevention: Personal counseling, support groups, case management, legal services and court advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.