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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.

To combat childhood hunger throughout Humboldt Park, The Salvation Army’s Freedom Center created an afternoon children’s meal program. Because of our Bed & Bread Club supporters, we can provide nutritious dinners and character-building programs for children in need, like siblings Donna and Jeremy, who take advantage of the Freedom Center when their mother works late. 

“Mom works until after we get home,” Donna says. “Most days, we’ll go down the street and get some food, then hang out with the other kids.” 

After dinner, the children can participate in classes and activities such as music lessons, arts and crafts, group chat and open gym. For children who are facing hardships in their communities and in their families, these programs provide an opportunity to be just a kid and to feel love. None of this would be possible without the caring support of Bed & Bread Club supporters! 

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.


men, women and children helped through the Evangeline Booth Lodge

The Evangeline Booth Lodge is a haven for 702 men, women and children who have found themselves suddenly homeless. We provide them with lodging, food, clothing and other aid as needed.


beds available nightly 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 more than 87,800 meals across metropolitan Chicago through our feeding programs.


instances of emergency assistance

Each year, we provide more than 26,000 instances of emergency assistance with rent and mortgage, clothing, transporation, utilities and medications.

Join the Bed & Bread Club

As a Bed & Bread Club member, your 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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