All Nourishing Hope programs will be CLOSED Dec. 22 – Dec. 26 and Dec. 28 – Jan. 1. Sheridan Market will be OPEN on Wednesday, Dec. 27. El Mercadito will be OPEN on Wednesday, Jan, 3.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Todos los programas de Nourishing Hope estarán CERRADOS desde 22 de diciembre hasta 26 de diciembre y desde 28 de diciembre hasta 1 de enero. Sheridan Market estará ABIERTO el miércoles, 27 de diciembreEl Mercadito estará abierto el 3 de enero. Lo sentimos por la inconveniencia.

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El Mercadito


A Location For the West Side

El Mercadito, a partnership between La Casa Norte and Nourishing Hope, serves Chicago residents struggling with hunger. The partnership between the two organizations is an innovative collaboration created from the mutual belief that access to nutritious food is a basic human right.

Are you a new client? Save time by pre-registering here!

El Mercadito provides:

  • Nutritious groceries including fresh produce, dairy and meat.
  • Access to Nourishing Hope’s comprehensive social services including public benefits assistance, job search training, and mental health counseling.
  • Access to La Casa Norte’s information and referral services.


Picking up food for someone else? Please fill out a form called a “Proxy.” It needs to be completely filled out and signed by both you and your proxy. We only need these forms for monthly distribution pickups.

El Mercadito Proxy Form in English  El Mercadito Proxy Form in Spanish

El Mercadito

3533 W. North Ave.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60647
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(773) 525-1777

El Mercadito hours:
Mon, Tues & Wed: 11am – 3pm

Social services drop-in hours:
Tuesday: 11am – 2pm

El Mercadito serves 150 households in total each day — 75 monthly choice and 75 monthly express.

This location only provides monthly pick-ups. Please visit our Sheridan Market for your bonus produce pick-up, provided once a month.



El Mercadito Social Services

Clients visiting El Mercadito will also be eligible for Nourishing Hope’s comprehensive social services. This includes:

  • Public benefits assistance
  • Job search training
  • Mental health counseling
  • Information and referral services

Our professional counselors and social services team work with you. There are no strings attached. There’s just service.

LCN Social Services Space

Contact Us to Learn More

For specific questions regarding El Mercadito, please call La Casa Norte at 773-276-4900.