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Bed & Bread Club: Restoring Hope in Chicagoland Image

Bed & Bread Club: Restoring Hope in Chicagoland

A monthly membership in the Bed & Bread Club helps bring hope to the hopeless, and change for those who once thought it impossible.

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The Bed & Bread Club is a monthly giving program dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness throughout our community.

When you pledge to give, you’re not just providing food and shelter, you’re offering second chances.

A Story of Hope. How One Man Feeds 80 People each Day.

Ed, a 65-year-old retiree, volunteers with The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center. Three days a week, you can find him driving around the city in a car filled with pizzas, bread, and fresh produce. Ed is no stranger to the feeding program. Many years ago, he found himself in need of The Salvation Army’s assistance. “They helped me out a lot,” Ed recalls. That’s why it is important to him to volunteer, so he can give back. 

The Bed & Bread Club® supports feeding programs like the one at our East Chicago Corps Community Center. As a member, your donations not only provide food and shelter, they provide a fresh start for struggling individuals, like Ed, throughout Chicagoland. Thank you for supporting The Salvation Army. We hope that Ed’s story inspires you.

How Can Joining the Bed & Bread Club Make a Difference?

Your gifts ensure The Salvation Army has the resources to provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling,
and medical care for anyone who walks through our doors. Because of our Bed & Bread Club friends, in the last three months...


men, women and children were helped through the Evangeline Booth Lodge.

Nearly 1 of every 20 Chicagoan is homeless. The Bed & Bread Club is dedicated to fighting homelessness by offering safe shelter to the homeless in our community.


nights of shelter were offered at our Shield of Hope facility.

Our Shield of Hope facility provides 75 beds to families on a nightly basis in family bedrooms. There are also accommodations for up to 125 emergency shelter situations.


meals served to seniors, children and families.

When it comes to fighting hunger, Bed & Bread Club supporters ensure we can serve nutritious meals to the hungry across metropolitan Chicago through our feeding programs.


instances of emergency assistance were provided.

Each year, we assist struggling households in our community with rent and mortgage, clothing, transportation, utilities and medications.

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As a Bed & Bread Club member, your monthly support ensures The Salvation Army can provide safe shelter and nutritious meals to people all across Chicagoland,
including families staying in our new Shield of Hope center.

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Our doors are always open.

Our emergency shelters and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for homeless families and the homeless. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

If you or a loved one are facing hunger or homelessness, please call 311, The City of Chicago will contact us for placement.

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