In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are modifying our food assistance programs for students with social distancing in mind. We encourage you to contact us if you or a student you know is experiencing hunger or skpping meals.
Graduate and Professional Students can contact:
Student Support Services
Undergraduate Students can contact:
Center for College Student Success
- Grocery Vouchers: We can provide a $50 voucher, the equivalent of an average week's worth of food, for use at Hyde Park Produce (in-person shopping). For Graduate/Professional Students, we are pleased to be able to offer Target (grocery delivery available) as an additional option.
- On-Campus Dining Options: We can provide a pack of 5 Meal Exchange swipes for use at Hutchinson Commons and Logan Café (carry-out). This program allows students to obtain combo meals at select locations. Meal Exchange swipes are added to UChicago ID cards; they can be used once per meal period and expire at the end of each quarter.
Please click here to submit an application.
Students are eligible for up to three resources per quarter, including summer term. This is intended to be short-term support for students experiencing food insecurity. If you or a student you know could benefit from longer-term support, please contact us to explore additional options.
Requests are reviewed during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). For urgent needs or afterhours requests, students may contact the various emergency resources on campus, including the Dean-on-Call program.
Additional Financial Resources
We recognize that there are situations outside of the scope of this program. The Bursar's Office has Emergency Assistance Programs to assist with additional emergencies and unexpected expenses.
Local Food Pantries
Hyde Park Union Church
Address: 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Frequency: Every Saturday from 10am – 1pm
KLEO Community Family Life Center
Address: 119 E. Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637
Frequency: First Wednesday of each month from 2-5pm
St. Paul & Redeemer
Address: 4945 S. Dorchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Frequency: Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30pm
Comer Children’s Hospital
Address: 5721 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Frequency: Open to patients and families every day
To find a food pantry near you, please visit: www.chicagofoodbank.org/find-food.
Please call food pantry directly or check their website to assure you are eligible and have all required materials.
Certain government programs may assist with food access or related issues. The most commonly used are listed here.
Contact Student Support Services for referrals to people who can assist with the application process.