Shepherd’s HOPE mission is:
“To recognize and meet the needs of our neighbors, pledging to help individuals to become compassionate contributors to family, community and society; we vow to do this one life at a time.
If you are in need of some assistance then this page is for you. So how may we help you?
If you need food for yourself and your family, come to the Shepherd’s HOPE Food Pantry at 5732 S Lowe Ave. We are open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. All in need are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, or creed.
When you arrive, you can expect a friendly greeting and that you will be treated respectfully. We will ask you to register and provide a photo ID and some information about how many reside in your household and need food. You will be given bags of groceries, usually including some meat and fresh vegetables as well as ingredients to make healthy meals. You will be able to receive this food twice each month.
If you need someone to talk with you and listen to your story and the struggles you are having, we have staff available for that. You can ask to speak to someone when you visit or you can use the contact us page to send us an e-mail or phone the pantry (773-846-9494). We will do our best to help you find the resources you need to improve your situation.
If you are looking for spiritual community, we have a Men’s Bible Study that meets every Saturday morning at St. Stephen’s Church, 910 W. 65th St. from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. God’s End Time Church services are held every Sunday at 11:00 am at the Peace Center, 6465 S. Peoria (across from St. Stephens). All are welcome to both programs.
If you have a need to sit and enjoy a delicious, healthy hot meal while meeting others from your neighborhood, come to the Family Feeding Center which is in the Peace Center across the street from St Stephen’s Church. The Center serves meals every Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Once again you will find plenty of opportunity for community and conversation. Shepherd’s HOPE partners with nine other ministries to provide this service.
If you are in need of clothing or other items, we have an occasional free “store” day where you may find what you need among the donated goods available.
Finally, if you feel the need “to pay it forward” and give back to your community, you can join our team of volunteers and serve at the pantry, the Family Feeding Center, or help with our aquaponic farm. If you are interested, just use the Contact Us page to let us know and a staff member will get back to you.
So here is a summary of times and places
- Shepherd’s HOPE Food Pantry
5732 S Lowe Ave
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Family Feeding Center
at the Peace Center
6455 S Peoria
Every Wednesday and Friday
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- St. Stephen’s Church
910 W 65th St
Men’s Bible Study every Saturday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm