Food Resources

Grocery shopping and finding food can be difficult during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are some resources that can help you get the healthy food you need.  

Need Groceries?

Check out these tips for staying safe at the grocery store. If you’re sick, please stay home and have someone else shop for you or consider home delivery options like Amazon, Mercato, TopBox, Green City Market, 40 Acres Fresh Market and more. 

Need Help Finding Food?

Use the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s online searchable map  to find food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food distributions services. 

Have children under 18?

Find a CPS Meal Site, where you can pick up three days' worth of breakfast & lunch for every child in your home. Check the map before you go, as locations and pickup times may change daily. 


If you’re homebound or in quarantine because you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive, or were exposed to someone sick with COVID-19, call 3-1-1 to request emergency food.

Over 60?

Contact the Department of Family and Support Services’ call center at 312-746-4016 (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Meals on Wheels Program and you will receive a weekly meal delivery of six meals to their home. Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) senior residents 60 and over can also contact CHA’s emergency services.

Disabled (18-59)?

Contact the Mayor’s Office of Peoples with Disabilities at 312-746-5773 (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for access to home delivered meals. 

Want to enroll in SNAP and/or WIC benefits?

You can apply online for SNAP benefits here. If you want to see if you qualify first, take this 3 minute screenerContact the Greater Chicago Depository for help with the application process. 

If you’re pregnant or have a child under 5, call CDPH at 312-747-9140 WIC (Women Infants Children) to see if you are eligible for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) benefits.