The IFANCA-operated Sabeel Food Pantry, at 3031 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, operates from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every Monday. Families and individuals of all backgrounds and faiths can stop by during those hours to replenish their kitchens. Donors can also bring their canned goods and unopened, unused, unexpired, nonperishable food items during those times. If you’re unable to drop off the items when the pantry is open, please email to arrange for either a pick-up or drop-off. All donations are tax deductible (36-3193648). Especially needed items include ready-to-eat meals, cereal, cans of Tuna, cooking oil, fruit cans or fruit cups. During Ramadan 2005, Averroes Academy (Northbrook) and MEC (Morton Grove) donated canned food worth a combined value of $2600.

The pantry is looking for volunteers as well as volunteer centers that can serve as points of distribution for the collected food items. Any interested establishment, including organizations, churches, schools, and synagogues, can enlist as a point of distribution.


How You Can Help

  • Donate food and/or other consumable items
  • Donate funds (by check or money order payable to IFANCA/Pantry)
  • Donate your time to pick up food from donors and deliver it to the pantry, pick up food from the pantry and deliver it to various locations, work at the pantry or a distribution center.

All donations are tax-exempt. A receipt will be sent to you shortly after the donation has been received.