Food Security Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are modifying our food assistance programs for students. Since social distancing is more important than ever, we are focusing on grocery vouchers and on-campus Dining options. 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

Food Assistance Resources | Autumn 2020

  • Vouchers of up to $50, the equivalent of an average week's worth of food. 
  • Dining meal swipes for use at certain Dining locations on campus.

Please click here to submit an application.

This assistance is intended to be short term for students experiencing food insecurity. If you or a student you know could benefit from longer-term support, please contact us to explore other options. Requests are reviewed during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). For urgent needs or afterhours requests students may also 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 Office of the Bursar offers 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
Phone:        773.363.6063
Frequency: Every Saturday from 10am – 1pm

KLEO Community Family Life Center
Address:     119 E. Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone:        773.702.2939
Frequency:  First Wednesday of each month from 2-5pm

St. Paul & Redeemer
Address:     4945 S. Dorchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Phone:        773.624.3185
Frequency: Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30pm

Comer Children’s Hospital
Address:     5721 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Phone:        773.702.1000
Frequency: Open to patients and families every day

To find a food pantry near you, please visit:

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.

For more information about free transportation to local grocery stores, please click here.

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