Serving the community since 1984. IPCFP monthly serves almost 1,500 people in more than 500 families per month on the northwest side of Chicago (All of 60641 and 60618 west of Kedzie). In addition to emergency food, IPCFP operates the Pet Food Corner and offers a number of services including homebound deliveries, assistance in applying for SNAP benefits, Holiday food and toys/games, school supplies and winter coats and accessories. IPCFP also has an organic community herb garden outside our front door that provides 8 different herbs to our clients.
Please call first before bringing produce so we may prepare to serve or store.
This listing was last updated Jul 12, 2021
Location & Open Times
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - noon. Second Tuesday of every month 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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