• After 50 years operating out of a church basement, Common Food Pantry finds home in Ravenswood

    by Jamaica Ponder / CBS-2 Chicago / October 16, 2023

    CHICAGO (CBS)-- After over 50 years of operating out of a church basement, the city's longest-running food pantry finally has its own home in Ravenswood.

    Residents who do their grocery shopping at Common Pantry, don't need to worry about bringing any change. They just grab a cart, a number and whatever their family needs. 

    Common Pantry, is the oldest continuously operating food pantry in the city of Chicago

    Margaret O'Connor is at the helm of Common Pantry and their free food distribution program. The goal is to make sure that everybody who is in need gets the food that they need or the services they need.

    Community members are welcome in to grab a hot lunch, or peruse the makeshift grocery store for ingredients. Read more and Watch HERE



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