Crowdfunding for The Pantry


Crowdfunding for The Pantry

The Pantry was founded in 1983 by the Rev. John Spruham, Vicar of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. Formerly located at 6501 Belmont, the church closed in 2000, forcing the pantry to relocate to the present site in February 2002. The people of United in Faith have been enthusiastic about this ministry and welcoming and responsive to ecumenical nature of the Church. Founded by an Episcopal congregation, housed in a Lutheran Church, directed by a UCC Pastor, coordinated by an Episcopalian, supported by numerous local Catholic parishes and St. Vincent DePaul Society’s, and dependent upon the outpouring of gifts of food and money from endless church groups, schools and organizations who donate food and dollars as well as volunteer hours.

The area they serve is Chicago. Specifically Chicago zip codes: 60634, 60707 in Chicago (east of Harlem Ave), and 60639. Residents of these areas needing emergency food are eligible to receive food from the pantry once a month. Generally the food they receive is sufficient to last about three days. Your support for this project means a lot.

In addition to providing for the nutritional needs of our customers on a monthly basis, we also:
Provide food for the preparation of Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner
Provide Christmas gifts for children who would not otherwise receive them
Provide Easter baskets for children
Provide warm winter coats


You can support them here



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If you are going to be on the media, do your make up and your basic hair care. Yes you can tell unwashed hair on TV Unwashed hair will distract from your story. This is not effective. The story was on her son who asked people to donate food to a shelter instead of buying him some birthday presents. The child was only 5. Great story, great FREE publicity for the shelter which needed more donations.

Mom had no media training and this is how she showed up! No makeup or too little make up- the camera washed her out Unwashed hair.