Food Pantry:

Groceries including fresh produce, meat, bread, canned goods, and milk are available every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm at 4550 N Hermitage Ave.

Community Kitchen:

Individual hot meals are available to-go starting at 5:30pm while supplies last at 4550 N Hermitage Ave. The RCS Dining hall is open from 6-7pm for neighbors in need of a place to eat. Entrance at 1757 W. Wilson Ave.

Both the groceries and meals are available to anyone. There are no restrictions.  

2024 Ravenswood Run

Register for the Ravenswood Run on Sunday, April 28th, 2024! The Ravenswood Run occurs annually on a Sunday in late April, and is one of Chicago’s only neighborhood 5K races. 3,000 runners gather at the corner of Wilson and Hermitage Ave to run though the beautiful and historic Ravenswood neighborhood. Proceeds from the race benefit the Food Pantry and Community Kitchen at Ravenswood Community Services.


Get food and services at one of our regular events:

Community Kitchen

When: Tuesdays, 5:30 -7:30pm.

Where: Entrance at 4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

Food Pantry

When: Tuesdays, 5:30 -7:30pm.

Where: Entrance at 4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

Weekend Pantry

When: Once a month on the second Saturday. Distribution begins around 9:00am, while supplies last.

Where: Ravenswood School front lawn, corner of Montrose and Paulina

After School Pantries

When: Thursdays at school dismissal time

Where: Goudy, McCutcheon, and Brennemann Elementary

Learn more about our food pantry and social services.

Ways to Help

For all who enter its doors, whether for a meal, for camaraderie, or for a bag of groceries, RCS is there, offering the basics of food, supplies, and community connections. Won’t you join us?

Neighbors helping neighbors


To-Go Dinners Served per Year


Pantry Visits in 2023


Loaves of Bread distributed per Year


Pounds of Groceries distributed in 2023


Learn more about our mission and people.

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The Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry hosts an average of 250 pantry visits and enjoys the volunteer efforts of an average of 40 volunteers each week. Learn more about how you can help!