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Your Real Estate Transaction Can Fight Hunger in Chicago 

Lakeview Pantry is one of Chicago’s longest-running food pantries, and last year, it provided 1.4 million meals to people in need. More than a food pantry, this community partner also aims to alleviate poverty through vital mental health and social services. As a member of Investing in Communities®, the Pantry can receive funding from virtually any brokered real estate transaction — home sales, home purchases, and commercial leases. The more supporters that use this platform, at no cost to themselves, the more resources Lakeview Pantry has to combat hunger in Chicago by increasing access to healthy nutrition, while also reducing food waste. 

According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are more than 630,000 food-insecure people in Cook County, where Chicago is situated. Lakeview Pantry works to end hunger by distributing donated food through two market locations. And this is not just Lakeview’s food pantry, it serves people throughout Chicago’s north and west neighborhoods. It has even brought the traditional food pantry into the digital age. Through an online market, working families can conveniently order what they need, picking up their groceries from the Pantry’s food distribution warehouse.

By collecting Chicago’s perishable food donations from corporate partners and individuals, the Pantry saves millions of pounds of food from spoiling. Its robust food pantry volunteer program, more than 4,000 members strong, also raises awareness about hunger, an issue unlike many others because it can be definitively solved. 

The Health and Hope Program

No one should have to choose between paying for groceries and much-needed medication. The Pantry’s Health and Hope Program supplies meals to low-income patients undergoing treatments at local hospitals and clinics. This ensures they can focus on getting well, rather than worrying about how to afford their next meal. The Pantry’s home delivery capabilities also help eliminate food insecurity for the homebound, elderly, or physically disabled. 

Mental Wellness Services

The Pantry provides so much more than healthy sustenance for the body. This organization is determined to end poverty by improving the overall well-being of its clients. It employs licensed clinicians who offer mental health counseling to individuals, couples, and families. In 2019, these trained professionals conducted more than 500 free counseling sessions, helping neighbors cope with recent trauma and connect with long-term mental wellness assistance. 

Social Services

Lakeview Pantry’s clinicians also offer support by connecting clients to free resources that can help them reach their goals. From finding employment to securing housing, clients can freely benefit from a clinician’s personalized and encouraging support. 

Your Real Estate Purchase, Sale, or Lease Can Help Feed Thousands 

If you care about fighting food insecurity, you can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Lakeview Pantry through Investing In Community’s free platform. And it won’t cost you a dime. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in approximately $1,300 of funding. Support the Pantry’s mission for a hunger-free Chicago by using IIC to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find a real estate agent that is appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start? 

Location: Chicago, IL

Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Social Justice

Budget: $1 million - $5 million

Want to help this charity with your next real estate transaction?

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As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, Lakeview Pantry is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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