Food Pantry

Getting Help

When is the Pantry open?
The SPR Food Pantry is open for distribution on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30p.

Where is the Pantry?
We distribute from our church building at 4945 S Dorchester Ave. The line forms in front of the west doors along Dorchester Ave.

Who is eligible?
Anyone who lives in our service area is eligible. Our service area is
North Boundary: 35th Street
South Boundary: 63rd Street
East Boundary: Lake Michigan
West Boundary: Cottage Grove Ave.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a government-issued ID. 

Giving Help

Where does SPR get the food?

  • Some canned goods, dry goods, and toiletries are donated by parishioners. 
  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository: SPR purchases additional canned goods, dry goods, meat, dairy and produce products from the GCFD.

When can I bring in food?
Every Sunday morning. Leave it in the Food Pantry closet in the Narthex.

Can I donate money?
If you pledge to SPR, you already have. The Pantry is supported by money from the general operating budget.  If you want to give more, write a check with “Food Pantry” in the memo and mail it to us at
4945 S Dorchester Ave | Chicago IL 60615

Who is served?
The Food Pantry serves an average of 40 Households a week representing 100 individuals from the neighborhoods surrounding the Parish.

Can I volunteer?
Yes. Help with distribution between 3:30-5:30p on Wednesdays. Help with stocking between 12:30-1:00p on Sundays. Contact Shirley Knight for more info: 

What to Donate:
︎Jelly and/or Preserves
Peanut Butter — Chunky or Creamy
Tuna in Water
Soup — Vegetable, Chicken with Rice, Chicken Noodle, Vegetable Beef
Cereal — Hot or Cold
Canned Fruit
White Pasta
Pasta Sauce
Chili — with or without BeansVegetables — Mixed, Mustard/Collard Greens, Carrots, Corn
Beans — Dry or Can, All Types
Baked Beans
Pork and Beans
Potatoes — Instant or Can
White Rice
Travel Size Deodorant
Bar Soap


Get Connected

For any questions about the Food Pantry, contact Shirley Knight: Shirley Knight