• Lincoln Square Food Pantry Will Reopen In June To Serve More Neighbors Thanks To $200K Grant

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / May 20, 2022

    The renovation to upgrade the grocery area and onsite storage will allow more people to come in for food assistance, its executive director said.

    LINCOLN SQUARE — The Friendship Center food pantry is renovating its Lincoln Square home thanks to a $200,000 grant from NorthShore University Health System. 

    Construction began in April to add a grocery shopping area and other upgrades to the pantry, and the work should be complete by next month, Executive Director Justin Block said.

    Founded in 1969, the Friendship Center is a nonprofit funded by community donations. The pantry at 2711 W. Lawrence Ave. serves residents of Albany Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Ravenswood and West Ridge.  Read more HERE




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