History - Food Pantry
The St. Columbanus Food Pantry started in 2004 and remains committed to ending food insecurity in the Park Manor and Greater Grand Crossing neighborhoods. The Food Pantry has met the explosion of need in the neighborhood and is expanding by leaps and bounds.
Prior to December 2004, the Pantry helped only 50 households a week, in 2005 that number jumped to 200 per week. Now, ten years later, we provide fresh produce, meat and dry goods, to over 500 households every week. With the help of dozens of volunteers and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the St. Columbanus Food Pantry continues to make a positive difference in our community.
The Food Pantry provides food every Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. specifically for residents of zip codes 60619 and 60637.
Based on all of the great work that is done through our Food Pantry, St. Columbanus Church has decided to expand by operating our Community Service Center. The Community Service Center provides adult education classes to those interested in completing the high school equivalency exam. Classes operate every Tuesday and Thursday in classrooms that are in the basement of the St. Columbanus Church rectory, where the Parish offices are located.
For more information, call 773-224-1022. We welcome volunteers to assist in our efforts. If you are interested, please click "Volunteer" and complete the form.