92 Bowery St., NY 10013

+1 800 123 456 789


10,000+ full meals
served every year


We're here to help

We tackle Chicago’s food, housing and healthcare crises through an all-inclusive, no questions asked approach that provides easy access to critical resources. 

Building pathways to success for Chicago's unhoused.

Food for Friends

Care for Friends serves thousands of sit-down, hot meals each year through a three-days-per-week lunch program

Toiletries for Friends

Guests receive personal hygiene kits for basic self-care (soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, razor/shave cream)

Healthcare for Friends

Guests of this program receive foot care and evaluations twice per month by a team of volunteers including nurses and podiatric doctors

Connections for Friends

We invite representatives from partner organizations to attend our meals to start creating community connections with our guests

Become a Volunteer

There are many opportunities to volunteer to serve Chicago's most vulnerable - whether it be serving a meal, assisting in medical care, distributing toiletries or warm clothes, and more.

Groups & Corporations

Whether you're a group of friends, or part of a company that wants to advance philanthropic goals, volunteering at Care For Friends is a great way to make a difference.

Make a donation

Looking for other ways to help? Donations made through our website help connect Chicago's most vulnerable with the resources they need to achieve a better quality of life.

Here's what our community is saying

Whether you’re a volunteer or a guest, our goal is to provide a great experience for everyone who participates in our programs

Become a Volunteer

We'd love to have you join us!

Meal Service

We are seeking volunteers to prepare and serve a hot meal to unhoused and vulnerable people on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Screening Clinic

The second Saturday of every month, non-clincial and clinical volunteers work to create a healthcare home for basic check ups that is not the emergency room (requires orientation)

Foot Care Clinic

This program is essential for our guests who rarely change their shoes and socks, and runs on the third Saturday and final Monday of every month

Personal Care Item Initiative

Join us in dispensing personal hygiene kits for basic self-care (soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, razor/shave cream)