Chicago Chesed Fund – GradPlan


Chicago Chesed Fund

Free financial and medical assistance, a food pantry, clothing, toiletries and more.

One Stop Support

The Chicago Chesed Fund provides guidance, support, and assistance for a range of challenges facing Chicago families and students who are starting out on there own.

The Food Pantry

Chicago Chesed Fund is home to a fully stocked food pantry servicing those in need. If you or someone you know could benefit from the Chesed food pantry, call 847-679-7799 extension 110

Household Items

If you’re facing financial hardship and in need of basic household items, or clothing, shop the Chicago Chesed Foundation’s warehouse free of charge. Most items you can find in the shop are listed below:

  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Books
  • Sports Equipment
  • Linen, Toiletries
  • Toys and Games
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen and Household Items
  • Baby and Nursing Items
  • Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for the Holidays and Year-Round

Medical Assistance

Medical expenses can be incredibly costly and overwhelming, but the Chicago Chesed Fund can help with medical referrals and expenses. Additionally, the Bright Futures program helps those with mental and rehabilitative health issues get referrals to doctors and programs to help them heal.

And More…

The Chicago Chesed Fund can also help you figure out what government assistance you may qualify for and how to apply.

For all of these services and information about how the Chesed Fund works, check out this informational video:

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Basic Needs
Food & Clothing

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