St. Ignatius
Ignatian Services
Hunger Walk 2014

A Message from Kathy Morris, Director of Ignatian Services

Dear Family and Friends,

Once again, I ask for your support to help feed the members of the Rogers Park communities. I have been taking part in this walk for over 22 years. It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I ask that you make a contribution to me or to the team, St. Ignatius Food Pantry. Just follow the prompts. No donation is too small. All the funds raised will go directly to purchasing food. These funds will be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and protein items such as chicken, ground beef, and eggs. It will also buy staples such as beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter and jelly.

I deeply appreciate your support, Kathy Morris

Click here to visit my personal page.

If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/TR?px=1587432&pg=personal&fr_id=1490&et=2gr8gAeM2Bowgj90LR7KoQ

Click here to view the team page for A00148 - St. Ignatius Food Pantry

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http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/TR?team_id=9701&pg=team&fr_id=1490&et=QfOvhYqVudzQF7LU7E6MLg

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Phone: 773.247.3663
www.chicagosfoodbank.org

Ignatian Services Food Pantry

The Ignatian Services Mission

Ignatian Services is the social service expression of the Faith Community of St. Ignatius Church in Rogers Park. Its purpose is to provide assistance to those members of our neighborhood who are in need. Ignatian Services does not discriminate. The primary ministry of Ignatian Services is the distribution of food through our food pantry. We strive to develop new programs to help the disadvantaged members of our community to lead healthy lives-- body and soul. Together, out volunteers, benefactors, parishioners, and clients form a community.

This is why we say that WE ARE ALL IGNATIAN SERVICES.

Our Programs

Throughout the year we supply our families with an assortment of core food items to meet the needs of their families. On Thanksgiving Day we provide a traditional turkey dinner for the community. Our guests include those unable to cook for themselves or those wanting to share a meal with others. In December, our food pantry clients receive special holiday food baskets. These baskets take into account the diversity of our community and include traditional and ethnic specialties of the season. Ignatian Services also partners with Catholic Charities to sponsor our Christmas Giving Tree. Generous parishioners and neighbors donate new toys for over 200 needy children; ensuring that these children have a brighter holiday season.

In 2013 our food pantry served 5,531 individuals that represent over 800 different families. On average we serve 185 families a month, 461 individuals. Our clients are given the opportunity to choose the items that will best suit their family`s tastes. These items include but are not limited to: rice, beans, pasta, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, peanut butter, jelly, yogurt, eggs, cereal both hot & cold, canned tuna or chicken, powdered milk. The amount of food given to a client is dependent upon the size of the family. Each month we distribute approximately 6 tons of food.

Fundraising

Ignatian Services has many fundraising drives throughout the year, and we accept donations of non perishable food items, diapers, toiletry items soap, shampoo, toothbrushes), and plastic grocery bags year round. Your financial support is also always needed!

Join our Ton of Food Club

A donation of $140.00 enables us to purchase a ton of food (2,000 pounds) at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A contribution of $70.00 will buy a half of ton. No donation is too small; $12.00 will buy a case of peanut butter; $58.00 will buy 36 gallons of powdered milk. We appreciate your support.

The People We Serve

37% are children or teens
17% are senior citizens
On average, 925 individuals are served each month
Over 6 tons of food are distributed each month

Ignatian Services

Save the Date!

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is thrilled to announce that the 29th Annual Hunger Walk will take place June 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Join us as we proclaim that No 1 Should Go Hungry in our community!

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and the walk will step off at 8:30 a.m. Registration information and more event specifics will be available in April.

Contact Us

Want to make a donation, or just have a question about Ignatian Services? Please contact Kathy Morris, Director of Ignatian Services.

Please also visit the Ignatian Services photographs page.