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           FOOD PANTRY

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 2000

Food Mission

The MF CDC Food Pantry’s mission is to alleviate hunger in the Austin community by soliciting, collecting, growing, and packaging food for distribution through a network of agencies and programs, as well as providing opportunities for self-sufficiency.  Our services include food box programs, emergency shelters, congregate meal sites, residential treatment services, and children’s programs...

Who are we?

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MF CDC Community Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping alleviate food insecurity on the West Side of Chicago. The purpose of the MF CDC is to provide hunger relief services, hunger education, and awareness and advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy.

Our goal is to provide caring, consistent service through an equitable distribution of Pantry resources to all clients.

On a weekly basis, our volunteer-run organization serves clients in need, within the 60644, 60624,  60651, and 60639 zip codes, a 3-5 day supply of food from all food groups.  

Location & Hours

5825 W. Division Chicago, IL 60651

MF CDC Community Food Pantry is located within the  New Inspirational MB Church 5825 W. Division St (60651). We are open every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and  Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00pm

If you live within our service area, please come in during operating hours! We will register you as a client for monthly food allotments based on your family size or direct you to a food pantry that serves your neighborhood.


The Pantry will hold special holiday programs in November and December during which ONLY holiday-related food will be given out. Regular clients are eligible for these programs if they have visited the Pantry three times prior to the event during the calendar year.


Food insecurity is the state of being without a reliable or sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food

“Households with children are nearly 1.5x more likely to experience food insecurity than households without children" 

— U.S. Department of Agriculture

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