Student Care has partnered with Aramark to provide meal vouchers for students who are experiencing food insecurities and may benefit from meals at the main campus dining hall. Food insecurity means that consistent access to adequate food to live an active, healthy life is limited by lack of money or other resources. Students can request meal vouchers by completing the Meal Voucher Request Form. The number and frequency with which vouchers can be provided may change month to month, as needs fluctuate. If you or a North Park student you know could benefit from longer-term support, please connect them with the Student Care Coordinator.
Student Engagement is committed to providing support and resources for students experiencing homelessness. Amy Menton, Student Care Coordinator, Student Engagement, is the designated HOUSE liaison, in accordance with the Illinois Public Act 102-0083. If you or a North Park student you know is experiencing homelessness, please email Amy Menton or call (773) 244-5291.
Resources for Students Experiencing Food Insecurity
- Care for Real provides food, clothing, referral, and additional services to improve the health and well-being of low-income Chicago residents to foster a stronger, healthier, equitable, and more stable community. Phone: (773) 769-6182
- Franciscan Outreach provides meals to community members in partnership with Greater Chicago Food Depository, Rush University Medical Center, and Starbucks. Phone: (773) 278-6724
- Greater Chicago Food Depository: Chicago’s Food Bank has more than 700 partners across Cook County ensuring that nutritious food is available all year to neighbors in need. Find a food pantry, soup kitchen, shelter, or mobile program in your community. Phone: (773) 247-3663
- Inspiration Corporation serves meals in a restaurant-style setting to community members in need. Daily to-go meals are offered on a temporary basis as a result of COVID-19. Phone: (773) 878-0981
- The Love Fridge is a Chicago mutual aid group grounded in food, working to place community refrigerators across the city. These refrigerators, painted by local artists to reflect the communities in which they live, provide neighbors the opportunity to donate food as well as take what they need, ensuring accessible food 24/7.
- Port Ministries: The Bread Truck is Port Ministries’ “soup kitchen on wheels” that drives to eight different locations around the neighborhood to battle hunger by providing meals to underserved community members. Phone: (773) 778-5955
Resources for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- Breakthrough Urban Ministries partners with people to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity. Breakthrough assists with securing transitional and permanent supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Phone: (773) 772-1144
- Chicago House empowers persons living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and dignified lives through housing and compassionate, client-centered support services. Phone: (773) 248-5200
- The Chicago Housing Authority provides homes to more than 63,000 households while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods throughout the city. Phone: (312) 742-8500
- Connections for the Homeless partners with the community to provide comprehensive, compassionate, well-resourced, and effective programs in an exceptional workplace. Connections is located in the northern suburbs delivering essential services to people facing homelessness and housing insecurity. Phone: (847) 475-7070
- Franciscan Outreach is a leading provider of homeless services in Chicago, serving the community through offering safe shelters and housing programs to assist individuals experiencing homelessness. Phone: (773) 278-6724
- Inspiration Corporation‘s housing services program provides formerly homeless individuals and families with an apartment and the wraparound services and support they need to make their new place a home. Phone: 773) 878-0981
- Kids Above All’s Emerge Program in Chicago and Lake County helps young adults, between the ages of 18 and 24, who are experiencing homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency through housing support and case management. Phone: (773) 693-0300
- The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. For more information, visit The Night Ministry Phone: (773) 784-9000
- ReVive Center is a Chicago nonprofit that meets people experiencing homelessness where they are and expertly connects them with food, housing, income, healthcare, and community. Phone: (312) 997-2222
- Sarah’s Circle provides a full continuum of services for women, including housing, life necessities, and supportive services, to help them permanently end their homelessness. Phone: (773) 728-1991
- Su Casa Catholic Worker Community is a house of hospitality and intentional community rooted in the Catholic worker tradition and located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Phone: (773) 376-9263