Community Joins To Support Pantry Mission

On a Friday in October, hundreds of Common Panty supporters, friends and volunteers celebrated the Pantry’s mission at the 7th annual I Am Your Neighbor party.

Against the backdrop of Artifact Events in Ravenswood, supporters enjoyed an evening of all things local to Chicago’s north side, including food, drinks and live music.

The party is an opportunity to bring awareness to the Pantry’s 51-year history serving people in need, while looking to the future. Common Pantry serves about 1,000 people per month, residents of the north side seeking food, assistance with housing and social services.

We rely primarily on private donations along with a small number of grants to continue serving our clients as their needs continue to grow. Donors can choose how they’d like to support the Pantry, from a $50 donation that feeds a family of four to a $100 donation to sponsor a weekly community lunch.

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At her first I Am Your Neighbor party as the Pantry’s executive director, Margaret O’Conor highlighted the generosity of attendees.  

“Our community has stepped up to help their neighbors, who rely on the Pantry for everything from fresh, nutritious food and holiday gifts for their children to help finding a safe place to live,” O’Conor said. “However, our work is never done, with the needs of our clients continuing to evolve.”

We thank the individuals and local businesses who supported our I Am Your Neighbor party, from our new sponsors to those who have supported the Pantry for years, and to our host committee for spreading the Pantry mission.