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Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Care for Real has been serving the Greater Edgewater and surrounding northside communities for more than 45 years. We provide free programs and services to our neighbors in need including food distribution five times a week using a client choice model, deliveries to the homebound, a clothing shop, a pet pantry, a lending library, case management referrals and an Employment Resource Center to help clients self stabilize and get back on their feet.

Results: By the close of 2015, we served more than 100,000.

Target demographics: We provide free programs and services to our neighbors in need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000

Geographic areas served: Care for Real has been serving the Greater Edgewater and surrounding northside communities for more than 45 years.

Programs: Food distribution five times a week using a client choice model, deliveries to the homebound, a clothing shop, a pet pantry, a lending library, case management referrals and an Employment Resource Center to help clients self stabilize and get back on their feet.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An wonderful, inspiring organization. I love volunteering here and love to be part of the family. What a terrific group.

1 Nancy mcdaniel

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Care for Real just a couple of months ago, after I learned about it from a Board member and another friend who was working there part time. It isn't my neighborhood so I hadn't been aware of this fabulous organization before. I knew little about the intense (and increasing due to the pandemic) food insecurity in this part of Chicago. Care for Real does a wonderful job serving their community with dedication and respect. They had to "pivot" their processes due to COVID19 and they seem to be doing a great job. They even started a second "pop up" location due to need. They also have a Clothes Closet and a Pet Pantry to offer their clients. I love volunteering here - the staff and other volunteers are very professional and very friendly as well. And I feel they appreciate my help too!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Care for Real is an amazing agency providing free programs and services to Chicagoans in need including food distribution five times a week, deliveries to the homebound, a clothing shop, a pet pantry, case management referrals a job program. Every day the make a difference in our community. Dollars donated will go far in helping them keep up with the record numbers of folks turning to them for assistance during these tough economic times.

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