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Listing: Meal Assistance Services in Illinois

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Online Resource

Reviewed Date

May 16, 2023


Grocery shopping and meal preparation can sometimes be a challenge, especially for seniors, persons with disabilities, and patients who have just returned home from a hospital stay.
There is a fee for some of the programs and some are provided for senior citizens only.

A list of resources for food in the Chicago area including food assistance programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, home delivered meals, and senior dining sites.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository strives to end hunger by connecting our neighbors with healthy food and advancing solutions that address the root causes of hunger.
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632

City of Chicago - Golden Diners sites for Seniors

The Golden Diners Program offers them a way to get a healthy meal each day and enjoy the company of friends.

Catholic Charities

Feeding adults and children in need of warm meals.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Summer Food Service Program
(773) 729-3863

Illinois Department on Aging
The Elderly Nutrition Program provides meals served in group settings and delivered to people’s homes.

Meals On Wheels

For nearly 50 years, Meals on Wheels has touched the lives of millions of seniors, providing them with the nutrition they need and human contact they desire.
Find Meals in your area:

Open Kitchens

A meals on wheels solution for healthy food delivered to your home in Chicago area for a service subscription price.
(312) 666-5335


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.

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