Our Pantry Opens Every Saturday

8:00 am-10:00 am


Welcome to the Chatham-Avalon Food Pantry, located at 8601 South State Street, Chicago, IL.  Our food pantry provides food baskets for individuals and households that would otherwise go hungry. Thanks to the dedication and warm hearts of volunteers throughout our community, we are able to provide thousands of food baskets every year to those in need.

Our Mission:

Chatham-Avalon Ministries’ Mission: Striving to end hunger by providing nutritional food to those in need in the community. The Chatham Avalon Food Pantry:

  • Strives to serve our clientele with a friendly smile, a warm heart and a loving spirit
  • Works diligently to provide nourishing, healthy and nutritious food choices
  • Provides appropriate, informative and accurate dietary information
  • Endeavors to bless all with unlimited kindness, immense compassion and immeasurable graciousness

Organization’s Vision: The Chatham-Avalon Food Pantry seeks to address the spiritual and physical needs of the community. We recognize and understand that everyone deserves a good selection of high-quality nutritional foods and to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, sex, age, ethnic background or soci-economic status.

How do we get there?

  • Deliver Excellent Customer Service
  • By sharing factual nutritional knowledge
  • By respecting everyone at all times

How do we conduct ourselves?

  • By demonstrating integrity and leadership qualities
  • By communicating with honesty and with effective follow-through
  • By working in a collaborative and supportive manner


If you or a love one is faced with hard times, we encourage you to visit the Chatham Avalon Food Pantry for a selection of nutritious foods to help you in your time of hardship. We are very proud of the family like atmosphere that we have been able to create within our center. Everyone is treated fairly and provided with resources that can make a big difference in their quality of life.

The Chatham Avalon Food Pantry is always in need of kind and compassionate individuals that may have some extra time or food to share with our center. Your time and consideration can make a big difference in the life that our guests experience. What many others around our community may take for granted can help others get back on their feet. Your kindness and generosity will allow the Chatham Avalon Food Pantry the ability to continue reaching out to those around the South Side of Chicago that may be less fortunate than our own families.

Food Pantry Logo and design by Annette Bowen

8601 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60619



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