Fundraise With Us

The possibilities are endless!

Thank you for raising funds to nourish our neighbors. Together we can continue to provide food for today and hope for tomorrow. Whether you want to host a virtual food drive, donate the proceeds from a special event, or even get the whole family involved, there are endless ways to fundraise for Nourishing Hope.

Below are great options to start your fundraiser today. Please contact Nourishing Hope staff at for any questions or help with planning and inspiration.



Support our mission of providing food, mental health counseling and social services to Chicagoans in need.

Learn more creative ways to support us

Chicago Marathon: Join Team Nourishing Hope

Nourishing Hope is excited to join the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a charity partner for the third time in 2024!

If you are a marathon runner, please consider joining Team Nourishing Hope and you will be a part of a diverse group of people dedicated to providing access to healthy groceries, social services, and free community mental health programs for Chicago families. Your fundraising efforts directly support our work to purchase enough food for our neighbors struggling with food insecurity.


Two guests speaking with Lakeview Pantry employee

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Nourishing Hope’s Virtual Food Drive is an easy and fun online alternative to a traditional non-perishable food drive.

By creating your own personal fundraising page and encouraging your friends and family to give, you can make a far greater impact than you would by collecting food on your own!

Check out our Virtual Food Drive Tool Kit. 

Start your Virtual Food Drive now!

Employee distributing food

Donate Your Proceeds

Have a party, birthday, wedding or special event coming up? Instead of gifts, considering asking your guests to give their gifts to Nourishing Hope. Many young people donate proceeds from Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to the Pantry.

Involve Your Kids

Kids across Lakeview are often contributing to Nourishing Hope, and we could not be more proud! From bake sales to church fundraising to tooth fairy money, we love to see the youngest members of the Nourishing Hope family getting excited about feeding their neighbors.

One of our young donors, Maya, held a lemonade stand during the Pride Parade and raised $136.50 to help our neighbors in need! Get involved in our quarterly Kids Council.

Volunteers standing in a line

Host An Event

Local restaurants often host month-long events for Nourishing Hope, usually based around a single special item, or a percentage of patrons’ bills. Or service providers, like Knecht Chiropractic in Lakeview, have offered free services in exchange for donations.

Whatever your business, passion or expertise, we’d love to brainstorm with you as to how we can partner together to raise both awareness of your brand and of the need for emergency food assistance in our neighborhood.

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

Donate     Volunteer