Chicago is seeing a change in times, with protests all over the city. The best allies can do right now is to amplify black voices and support them in any way you can. If you’re trying to figure out how to donate to the Black Lives Matter movement in Chicago, or wanting to support black communities, you can find out how below:


Open food banks, restaurants and social spaces providing aid:

Care For Real (1545 W. Morse Avenue)

Pop-up food pantry in Rodgers Park on Tuesdays, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Pilsen Food Pantry (1850 SOUTH THROOP STREET, CHICAGO, IL, 60608,)

Sevres high-quality and culturally appropriate food to vulnerable Chicagoans during these times of food insecurity.

Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

LAKEVIEW PANTRY (3945 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60613)

Provide free food, social services and mental wellness help.

B&B Ice Cream (8238 South Racine Chicago, IL 60620)

free hot dogs, chips, fries and drinks

Can support through cash app

Masid al-Rabia (637 S. Dearborn; in downtown Chicago just south of the Loop)

Safe space, food and water

Cesar’s Killer Margaritas (3166 N. Clark Chicago, IL 60657)

Restaurant providing boxed meals for families in need.

Mental Health Resources