Meal Servers

About The Chicago Help Initiative

We’re putting a stop to hunger by providing meals and access to social service to homeless, underprivileged and unemployed Chicagoans. In addition, we are dedicated to connecting our guests to the resources and social services they need in order to thrive under difficult circumstances. Each week our volunteers, generous benefactors and sponsors give their time in an effort to help those who are less fortunate. Poverty is a major problem in Chicago. Please join our efforts by volunteering to be part of the solution and helping today to make a better tomorrow for Chicagoans in need.


Mission Statement

The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphere of dignity and compassion toward those in need by providing access to food, health services, shelter and employment. CHI works to educate local businesses and residents as to how they can help ease the plight of the homeless, disadvantaged and out of work individuals and improve their well-being, self esteem and productivity.

For more on the organization and the many ways you can help, you can download:

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Did you know?

30% of Chicago’s homeless population suffers from mental illness.

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

Gloria