Our outreach and advocacy for those suffering hunger, malnutrition, or lack of food security is coordinated through our Hunger Committee and through Episcopal Charities and Community Services.

In response to our Lord's call for compassion, love, and respect, the Hunger Committee is:

  • Building communications using a variety of avenues including electronic issues of the Hunger Network, diocesan e-news and other media;
  • Planning and making available educational programs on hunger and related issues;
  • Studying hunger issues in order to act as an educational resource for the diocese, as a guide for action, and as an advocate for hungry people;
  • Promoting changes in public policy which would make available more food for hungry people and would impact the root causes of hunger;
  • Encouraging lifestyles that consume less of the world's resources;
  • Supporting, encouraging, and assisting congregations of the Diocese to provide direct food relief locally and to increase development assistance in this country and throughout the world. 


2018 Hunger Committee Grant Application

Each year the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Hunger Committee offers support to congregations and agencies that sponsor programs to address hunger in the diocese. In 2017, the Committee awarded grants ranging from $250 to $1,400 to 9 food pantries, meal programs, and community gardens.

The grants are funded through gifts to the Hunger Committee and other sources. Funds raised by Episcopalians participating in the Chicago CROP Hunger Walk are also distributed by the Committee; these funds are restricted to Chicago. Agencies outside the city may apply to their local CROP walks.

To apply for a grant, please respond to all questions on the online form and submit your application by September 20, 2018.

Diocesan Anti-Hunger Ministries

Below is a map of the current food pantries in the diocese. Access the diocesan asset map for more information.

All Saints Episcopal Church
Chicago, IL 60640
St. Clement's Episcopal Church
Harvey, IL 60426-2307
Pantry, Community Garden
Annunciation of Our Lady
Gurnee, IL 60031
Donation Center
St. James Episcopal Church
West Dundee, IL 60118
Donation Center
Christ Episcopal Church
River Forest, IL 60305
Donation Center
St. James the Less Episcopal Church
Northfield, IL 60093
Pantry, Community Garden
Church of Our Saviour
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Donation Center
St. John's Episcopal Church
Naperville, IL 60540
Donation Center
Church of St Paul & the Redeemer
Chicago, IL 60615-2907
Pantry, Meal Program
St. Lawrence Episcopal Church
Libertyville, IL 60048-2149
Pantry, Meal Program
Church of St Pauls by-the-Lake
Chicago, IL 60626-2502
Pantry, Meal Program
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Dixon, IL 61021-0494
Church of the Ascension
Chicago, IL 60610
Pantry, Meal Program
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Messiah - St Bartholomew Episcopal Church
Chicago, IL
Pantry, Community Garden
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Woodstock, IL 60098
Donation Center
Sts George & Matthias Church
Chicago, IL
Pantry, Meal Program
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
Wilmette, IL 60091-2670
The Church of the Holy Comforter
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Donation Center
St. Chad's Episcopal Church
Loves Park, IL 61111
The Church of the Holy Spirit
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Donation Center

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Warsaw, IL 62379