Food insecurity refers to anyone facing a lack of access to an adequate amount of food. If you are in need of food assistance, the organizations listed below can provide food at no cost and are located near the Berkeley area. The library’s intern can help you in contacting these agencies to verify their eligibility criteria as well as providing information on additional organizations working to address food insecurity.
1083 S. York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Hours: Monday 6:30pm-8pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm and 6:30pm-8pm, Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm.
Eligibility: Residents of Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside and surrounding suburbs. Photo ID and current utility bill is needed.
Sharp Community Center
1609 36th Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm (delivery times).
Eligibility: Resident of North Proviso Township, 60 years or older, unable to leave home for health reasons or physically unable to prepares meals at home.
1938 S. Manheim Road
Westchester, IL 60154
Hours: Wednesday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 9am-11am.
Eligibility: Residents of Berkeley, Bellwood, Hillside, and surrounding suburbs. Photo ID and current utility bill is needed.