Our local agencies provide a variety of services in our surrounding communities. Food Pantries; Housing and Homeless Services and Soup Kitchens
25% of all funds raised annually are distributed to our local agencies
For 45 years, Beyond Hunger has helped fight hunger in our community. Last year we provided nutritious groceries to over 50,000 people across 13 zip codes. Our marquee program, the food pantry, operates twice per week. Program participants can utilize our walk-in Community Market or come to our drive-thru to receive pre-packaged boxes with dietary restrictions and cultural preference in mind. We also supply meals to kids when school is not in session and deliver groceries to home bound older adults and those with disabilities. We offer nutrition education and cooking classes and connect clients to income support benefits.
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Our mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. We offer a full range of programs and services. The critical work of ending homelessness requires partnerships, interdisciplinary services, community and stakeholder engagement, and cross-sector initiatives that result in collective impact.
Oak Park Community Fridge is a sharing initiative aiming to reduce food insecurity and food waste, while building a stronger community. Partnering with local stakeholders, we provide healthy food through the installation of community fridges (public refrigerators) throughout Oak Park that are used to share food and ideas at a village level.
Forest Park Food Pantry
This pantry is supported 100% by free-will donations and the CROP Walk. It supplies food monthly to low income Forest Park residents, as well as special holiday food baskets.