Eradicating Hunger by Giving Food Away
Why Free Food?
Our approach focuses on meeting the immediate hunger needs of our clients and then moving on to longer-term solutions that empower clients to become independent.
The Above and Beyond Food Pantry was founded to provide food for those in the community who cannot access it due to food insecurity or food apartheid.
Food insecurity is a lack of access to fresh, nutritious food. In contrast, food apartheid is the racially discriminatory political structure of both past and present that impacts food access in a community. But distributing free food to those who need it is just a short-term solution to a long-term problem in the community. We need to address the root causes of food insecurity in the Garfield Park community, and to do that, we offer more than just-food.
We offer our clients:
Access to social services
On-site case management
Mental health services
Public benefits assistance (SNAP, Healthcare, Government Forms)
In addition to giving out thousands of pounds of nutritious food using a client-choice distribution model.
We are open to all who are in need of food, product, and services. Proof of residency is NOT needed. Only a smile is required.
Hours for food pantry/groceries, group sessions, case management,
and peer training.
(check daily calendar for new opportunities)
Monday - Friday from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Case Management
Monday - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Motivation Monday
Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Alcoholics Anonymous
Tuesday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Health Care
Tuesday - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Cricket Wireless
Tuesday - 2:00 PM - 3: 30 PM - Peer to Peer Training
Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Women on Their Way
Thursday - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Housing Assistance
Friday - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Cricket Wireless
Since Opening in Febuary 2021, we have served over 15,000 individuals
with nearly 50,000 meals
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