The Friendship Center fosters hope and dignity in Chicago’s northwest side communities through access to food and vital resources.

The Friendship Center (TFC) supports the food-insecure populations of Chicago’s northwest side neighborhoods like Albany Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Ravenswood, and West Ridge. We are a welcoming, fresh food, full-choice pantry providing hot meals, home delivery, and pet food distributions. Our food-rescue program is one of the largest in the city of Chicago. We serve over 4,500 neighbors facing hunger each month.

TFC provides access to short and long-term needs for those at risk of being food insecure. By assisting with SNAP applications and/or making referrals to our community nonprofit and healthcare partners, we can connect folks with job training, counseling, legal advice, and underinsured healthcare to allow them to overcome other challenges they may be facing.

TFC has supported neighbors facing hunger since 1969. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving all people equally regardless of religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, or gender orientation. Your donations are tax deductible.

We are a proud partner of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and part of the larger Feeding America network of hunger relief organizations.