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 'Hungry' is no way to spend childhood.

Doing the Most to Fight Hunger

The Salvation Army helps cure hunger daily by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need.

59% of people seeking food assistance choose between paying for food and paying rent or mortgage.

Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from.

The Salvation Army provides an average of 156,000 meals every single day across the U.S.

Every day we're providing meals to children in Head Start programs, families in shelters, people living on the streets, and struggling neighbors who are unsure of where their next meal will come from. In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause.

Hunger is curable. You can help.

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The Salvation Army provides more than 1 million nutritious meals for seniors, children and families in Chicago every year.

Homelessness Prevention & Emergency Assistance Programs

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support, find a location near you, or learn more online.

Food Pantries

The Salvation Army has food pantries in more than 25 locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. For more information, contact a Corps Community and Worship Center near you.

Mobile Feeding & Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army makes more than 25 stops every day to provide hot meals, case management, and mental health and substance abuse services to the homeless with our Mobile Outreach program. We are ready to assist those interested in leaving the streets. Download the Mobile Outreach schedule.

Meals at Shelters, Facilities and Other Programs

The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals each day for families staying at our emergency shelters or enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start and camp programs. Most after-school programs also provide a healthy snack.

How You and Your Family Can Help

Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Here are some ideas for how to talk with your children about homelessness, how you can help fight poverty, and what you can do to make an impact in your community.

Spread the Word

Turn your passion into action. Share these facts with your friends and
followers to educate and inspire change.

Hunger hurts children.

1 in 7 Illinois residents is at risk of going hungry today - and 1 in 5 is a child.
In the United States, 20% (15.3 million) of children under age 18 face food insecurity on a regular basis.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds children in our community. Cure Hunger now.


Hunger makes you choose.

6 of 10 people seeking food assistance must choose between buying food and paying rent.

The Salvation Army has more than 27 food pantries throughout Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana that help struggling families obtain nutritious food. Fight Hunger today.


Food insecurity is everywhere

48 million Americans face the threat of hunger every day - in every county across the U.S. Thousands of hardworking families struggle to put a meal on the table.

The Salvation Army provides nutritious food for families in need. Help Struggling Families.


Give now. Change lives forever.


For tax purposes: The Salvation Army North and Central Division EIN is 36-2167910.

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

Wherever there is hunger, you'll find The Salvation Army,
feeding people and meeting needs of struggling neighbors.

Watch how The Salvation Army works to feed the body and the soul.

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