The Free Food Market at First Church is open Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Please call for Thanksgiving and Christmas hours.

SERVING WOODLAWN AND AREA CODES 60637, 60619, and 60649

We are proud to be partnered with The Greater Chicago Food Depository, the 65th & Woodlawn Community Garden, and Kumunda Gardens. These partners supply a wide variety of groceries and fresh produce, including canned goods, pantry staples (flour, oil, etc), fresh vegetables and other seasonal produce, and high-quality meats.

Around holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Food Pantry is sometimes open on other days. Please call the church or email if you have any other questions.

We have an excellent, bonded team of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us or have any other questions, please call the church office at (773) 363-0505.

**If you ever need food outside of pantry hours, you can contact the Greater Chicago Food Depository Directly to be connected with a nearby pantry. Delivery service is sometimes available. A one-time emergency delivery to your residence is also possible. If you nee immediate access to food outside our pantry hours, please call (773) 247-FOOD [773-247-3663]**


Gail Robinson began directing the Food Pantry in 2020. She oversees a distribution program that feeds dozens of South Side families every week during the pandemic, through the support of The Greater Chicago Food Depository.

At the Pantry, Gail leads an energetic and loving community of volunteers. If you are interested in joining this team, please email 

For the duration of the pandemic, we are operating with a reduced number of volunteers.

Photos by Sanjeev Singh