Feeding Hope

The Chicago Help Initiative is here to lend a helping hand to assist homeless and low-income people in Chicago. Please join us in serving meals, creating community and providing options to those in need.

If you’re interested in helping out with our meals and programs, please click on the links below to sign up. Or, send us an email about your interests and how we can contact you. You can:

Help serve a meal.

Sponsor and volunteer together at a meal with your family, friends or organization.

Tutor in our adult learning program.

Help with yoga, book group or jobs club.

Volunteer for training to assist during our meals with entering and updating our guests in the homeless housing database.

Work with our outreach team to provide needed resources to Chicagoans experiencing homeless and offer them connections to social services.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Featured Program

Our Meals

Every Wednesday, a nutritious meal, donated by local businesses, is provided to 130 guests at 721 N. Lasalle Street in Chicago.

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Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

Café Baci
Benny's Chop House
Eli's Cheesecake
Gene & Georgetti
Greek Kitchen
Hyatt Centric
Northwestern Medicine
Site Chicago
Texas de Brazil

Marc Schulman, President of Eli's Cheesecake and longtime restaurant partner and sponsor of The Chicago Help Initiative speaks about the positive impact CHI makes in people's lives.

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Did you know?


of the people we serve are military service veterans.

Goodness. All-encompassing goodness. In a world filled with so many who have so little, they give so much.”