About the Chicago Help Initiative

We’re putting a stop to hunger by providing meals to the homeless, underprivileged and today's jobless citizens of the near North Side of Chicago. In addition, we are dedicated to connecting them to the resources and social services they need in order to thrive under difficult circumstances. Each week our volunteers, generous benefactors, sponsors and presenters give their time in an effort to help those who are less fortunate. Poverty is a major problem in Chicago and you can join us today by volunteering to be a part of the solution by helping today for a better tomorrow.

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

CHI Information Packet.

CHI 2014-2015 Annual Report 

CHI 2015 Overview

CHI 2015 New Volunteer Guidelines

For information on CHI finances and policies, you can download:

CHI Privacy Policy

CHI Conflict of Interest Policy

CHI 2014-2015 Financials

CHI IRS Form 990



Resource Table

Resource Table

Our Resource Table is staffed by both professional case workers and volunteers at every meal. They assist our guests with various needs… Read More
CHI Jobs Club

CHI Jobs Club

What is Jobs Club? If you are seeking employment, but have been out of work for a period of time or have issues you think… Read More
Gold, Barry

Meet Barry Gold

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been featured in two… Read More