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Supplemental Food Resources for Low-Income Residents

Here are several opportunities to connect low-income residents to additional food supports have come to our attention.

For communities on the south and west sides of the city:

  • Home delivery of fresh produce and meat, chicken, fish and pork available with no delivery fee -- Chicago nonprofit Top Box Foods is doubling down on its commitment to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19 by quickly adapting their delivery model to bring fresh produce and frozen meats directly to residents' doors on the South and West sides, limiting their exposure to the virus. During this pandemic, Top Box Foods is delivering directly to homes every Tuesday and Friday. Food is offered at up 40% below retail and Top Box Foods takes SNAP in addition to credit cards. There is no delivery fee. Please see the flyer attached to this email, and to learn more, go to https://www.topboxfoods.com/cook-county-chicago/shop-boxes

For the Back of the Yards neighborhood, specifically:

  • Produce Boxes available for SNAP households on the southwest side -- Plant Chicago is partnering with The Urban Canopy to distribute Link Produce Boxes to their neighbors on the southwest side. Produce boxes will be available for pick up in the Back of the Yards community on Saturdays with social distance practices in effect. This distribution is part of the Link Match program, so customers will only be charged $20 on their Link Card for a box that retails at $40. Call (773) 847-5523, email stef@plantchicago.org, or visit https://plantchicago.org/farmers-market/link-produce-box/ for more information.

And don’t forget:

  • To apply for SNAP, visit the IDHS application page at: https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/ or call 1-800-843-6154 Additional SNAP benefits are now temporarily extended to children who would receive a free or reduced price lunch if school was in session regardless of income or citizenship. Active SNAP households with these children will not need to take additional action, but those not currently receiving benefits will need to submit an application.

  • To find emergency food in your community, use the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s website at: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/ or call (773) 247-3663 or 311.

Our Neighborhood Campuses 

North Campus

Allison's Infant & Toddler Center

5522 S. Racine

Chicago, Il 60636

773/436-3193 phone

773/436-3195 fax

East Campus

Allison's Infant &Toddler Center

440-442 E. 71st St

Chicago, Il 60619

773/952-4391 phone

773/891-2474 fax

South Campus

Allison's Infant & Toddler Center

234-236 E.115th St

Chicago, Il 60628

773/840-4502 phone

773/840-4504 fax

South East Campus

University Childcare

448-454 East 61st St

Chicago, Il 60637

773/733-5861 phone

773/891-2474 fax

Far South Campus

Little Feet Big Dreams Learning Academy

5701 Monee Manhattan Road

Monee Illinois 60449

708-746-5022 phone

708-746-5053 fax

AITC Home Visiting/Central Office

5113 S Harper Suite 2c

Chicago, Il, 60615

312-759-7767 phone

773-694-8820 phone

lakins@allisonschildcare.org email

debora@allsonschildcare.org email

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Baby Cakes Learning Academy 

2136-38 Lampkin Road

Augusta Georgia 30906

762-383-4889 phone

706-250-3075 fax