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Need Food? NFPN Food Resources Guide

Need Food? NFPN Food Resources Guide

Are you in need of fresh produce, nonperishable food, or a hot meal?
Do you know someone experiencing unemployment or hunger as a result of the Coronavirus crisis?

The Northwest Food Partners Network Food Resources Guide is a record of all food pantries, free hot meal sites, and produce mobile locations in the neighborhoods we serve. We encourage you to view the guide, download it, print it out, and share it with anyone who might find it useful.

Before going to an organization’s food pantry or hot meal site, please call them to check that they’re still open!

View our Food Resources Guide here.

More food and financial resources at our COVID-19 Hub here.

The Northwest Food Partners Network is a coalition of community organizations working together to end hunger on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Led by La Casa Norte, we’ve been fighting food insecurity in our community since 2009.

If your organization is listed in our Food Resources Guide, but your programming has changed due to COVID-19, please let us know. Additionally, if you would list your organization to be added to our Food Resources Guide, please reach out! You can email us at northwestfoodpartners@gmail.com.

Praise Chapel Chicago is seeking to provide a warm, family-style atmosphere of celebration at our church in Humboldt Park, Chicago. Our hope is to cordially serve 100 people who are in need in a way that makes them feel valued and important. There will be live music, a calm and classy atmosphere, a clothing boutique shop with free clothing, and a parting care package filled with all kinds of helpful (and warm) amenities.
If you are interested in attending, or have a group that would like to attend, please email Karen at kgloren@gmail.com to RSVP.

Come dressed up to our FREE Trunk or Treat event! Play games, get candy, enjoy some hot chocolate at a fun and safe community event!

If you’ve never been to a Trunk or Treat before, you’ll catch on quickly. Vehicles line up in the parking lot with their trunks open and decorated. Volunteers host a game or activity at each trunk and pass out candy to participants. The fun keeps on going as the kids go from one game to the next.

Please let us know that you’re coming and share the event!

Message us if you’re interested in hosting a trunk at this year’s Trunk or Treat. Limited space available.


Opera-Matic’s “Lost and Found” events feature live music from Los Pleneros, the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s resident Plena band, interactive art, and a variety of fun activities and experiences guided by Opera-Matic performers and musicians, including a Lost Market and a Memory Parade.

Drop by Simons Park this Saturday to see what you can find at Lost and Found!


Los eventos “Perdido y Encontrado” de Opera-Matic presentan música en vivo de Los Pleneros, la banda Plena residente del Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis, arte interactivo y una variedad de actividades y experiencias divertidas guiadas por artistas y músicos de Opera-Matic, incluido un Mercado Perdido y un desfile de memoria.

¡Pase por Simons Park este sábado para ver lo que puede encontrar en Perdido y Encontrado!


This Saturday, Join Opera-Matic and Los Pleneros (resident Plena band for the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center) for “Lost and Found: Simons Park” an evening of art, music, and much more. Free! Visit opera-matic.org or the event page for more information.

Este sábado, únete a Opera-Matic y Los Pleneros (banda residente de Plena para el Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis) para “Lost and Found: Simons Park”, una noche de arte, música y mucho más. ¡Gratis! Visite opera-matic.org o la página del evento para obtener más información.

As part of Erie Family Health Centers’ continued partnership with the Health Justice Project, Erie and LAF will be hosting FREE community legal clinics to connect people to attorneys to help with the following legal issues:

  • public benefits
  • child custody/support
  • divorce
  • domestic violence
  • expungement
  • housing/eviction
  • powers of attorney
  • and other civil legal issues

Upcoming clinics will be held at:

Erie Division Street Health Center
2418 W. Division Street, Chicago

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Doors open at 5pm

NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY to speak to an attorney

For additional monthly clinic locations and dates, please call 312.423.5938

For Spaniards — and for the world — nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Ella Es el Matador reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream.

Running time: 62 minutes

Join Read/Write Library this January for a free 3-week after school course geared to local youth in the community. Created and taught by Kayla McClain (Masters of Arts in Arts Education candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Black Narratives Matter investigates the untold history of racial justice topics such as racial justice in the courts, police brutality and what is missing from how students are taught in schools. While examining the history of violence against people of color and connecting the dots to events of today, participants will create their own narratives along with illustrations from day to day activities to create books.

Black Narratives Matters is a collaborative dialogically community-based workshop grounded on the foundation of providing students with a safe space to express themselves throughout art while participating in an educative experience. The purpose of creating the book is to highlight each student’s experience, what they have learned from this course and to enhance their sense of empowerment and self-esteem once they leave the course.

Books will be exhibited in a concluding opening celebration on January 25th, open to the public, family & friends.

Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral restrooms. For specific accommodations and additional questions, please email us at info@readwritelibrary.org

Dates: Mon January 7th – Thurs 24th
Time: 5:30-6pm every day Mon-Thurs
Cost: FREE

Details: https://readwritelibrary.org/events/black-narratives-matter-racial-justice-bookmaking
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Ring in the New Year at the library! Join us for fun activities and a countdown at noon.

¡Celebramos el Nuevo Año en la biblioteca con actividades divertidas! Vamos a contar al mediodía.


A guided workshop using mixed media art materials to collect your dreams, wishes, and hopes for yourself. Materials provided but feel free to bring any charms, pictures, paper notables, etc., to include in your Dream Box. All ages welcome.

Utiliza materiales variadas para hacer una caja en que puede collectar sus sueños y deseos. Tenemos materiales pero también puede traer fotos o cosas especiales para añadir a su caja.  Para personas y niños de caulquier edad.