We’re proud to welcome you to the newly expanded Ark in West Rogers Park and in Northbrook.

Feed the community

Pantry Collection Guide

Interested in learning more about pantry collection drives at The Ark?

Help us stock the pantry

As prices for groceries and home goods rise, The Ark continues to provide clients with much-needed food, toiletries, paper goods, and specialty items. We depend on our community to help us keep the pantry fully stocked.

Launch a pantry collection drive now!

Suggestions for launching a collection drive:

  • Top 5 most-needed items this month: Couscous, Pasta Sauce, Grape Juice, Size 6 Diapers, and Shampoo
  • Share the suggested collection list of general needs in the pantry, available to download and take to the grocery when shopping.
  • Invite a staff member from The Ark to speak with your community or group about the services and programs offered by The Ark (age-appropriate programs offered for pre-K through adults). Contact us
  • Create some friendly competition between various clubs, groups, neighbors, or between classrooms to see who can bring in the most of a certain item for your collection drive. Use social media, email and texts to spread the word.

On your next grocery run, pick up extra items for The Ark.

What we take:

  • Food that is kosher, non-perishable, and has not expired
  • Unused personal hygiene items
  • Household cleaning supplies

At this time, we are unable to accept:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household appliances

Call 224-341-9143 to arrange a drop off at one of two Ark pantry locations:

  • The Market at The Ark at 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Ark Northwest Pantry at 3100 Dundee Rd., Suite 802, Northbrook on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.