To view the recording of the 2020 Multifaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service, please click here.


Thanksgiving 2021 Update

Dear Loyola HSC Community,  

In the past, Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus have partnered to create Thanksgiving Baskets for organizations, families, and individuals throughout the Chicagoland area. This endeavor expressed our mission and the Jesuit tradition of service during a time of year when giving thanks and serving others come together in the holiday season.   

In order to better connect individuals in need with year-round, wrap-around services and to facilitate deeper and more direct connections between the local community and LUC/LUMC, we are working with the Quinn Center of Saint Eulalia parish to recognize our mission, the spirit of the season, and our heritage of service in a new way. The Quinn Center is a significant community partner for our campus, so we also recognize the importance of their ongoing contributions to our shared ministry of health and healing in our Maywood community. 

This year we are proud to highlight an opportunity to support the Quinn Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Colleagues can support the effort in several ways:  

  • Donate financially (online or by check)  
  • Donate food items or gift cards. Please sign up here to help Quinn staff coordinate Thanksgiving donations. ($20 gift cards for Jewel, Target, Tony’s, Aldi, or Gordon Food Service, please!) 
  • Volunteer at the Quinn Center to support the Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Please sign up here 

For those who sign up to donate gift cards, you may drop them off directly at Quinn, or to the HSC Ministry office, Cuneo Center/SSOM Room 270, before Wednesday, Nov. 17. All food donations should be delivered directly to Quinn, with more instructions found here. 

We also invite our campus community to engage in further conversation and learning concerning food security and equity issues on Tuesday, November 16 at a Food Security Panel and Table Presentation Expo. 

Thank you for all of your past and ongoing support of our neighbors and community!  

HSC Ministry  


For food resources in your immediate area, please visit
the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 
Find Food database and enter your zip code. 

The Trinity Health Community Resource Directory is also available to help community members find free and reduced-cost health resources and social services (e.g. transportation, housing, food, etc.). 

Or scroll down this page for food resources in the area surrounding Loyola Medical Center.


Hunger Week 2021 Flyer


Organizations providing support to the area surrounding
Loyola Medical Center:

**Please call before you go to confirm hours and requirements** 

Quinn Center of St. Eulalia

1845 South 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Drive-through food distribution
    Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. No zip code restrictions. No registration needed.
  • Thanksgiving boxes outreach project
    Registration deadline is Fri. Nov. 19. Walk-up registration on Nov. 23 & 24. Walk-up registrations will be filled while supplies last. Pick up on Nov. 24.
  • VeggieRx & Real Foods Collective

First Christian Church Vons House 

1001 S 8th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Outdoor grocery distribution 

3rd Friday of the month – 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Service area: Cook County 

T. Baker Performing Arts Center Inc

401 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

Saturday – 8:00-10:00 a.m. 

Service area: Bellwood, Broadview, Forest Park,
Franklin Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park

Second Baptist Church: Maywood 

436 South 14th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Outdoor grocery distribution 

1st Monday of the month – 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Service area: Cook County 

Maywood Community S.D.A. Church 

1901 S 19th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

Tuesdays – 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Service area: Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, Westchester 

Miracle Revival Cathedral 

2010 St. Charles Rd, Maywood, IL 60153  


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

2nd/3rd/4th/5th Thursday of the month – 12:00-2:00 p.m. 

1st Saturday of the month – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Service area: Cook County 

Broadview Service Center 

2000 W Roosevelt Rd, Maywood, IL 60153 


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

Tuesdays – 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Wednesdays – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Service area: Broadview and Hines 

The Proviso Pantry 

1112 N 9th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160  


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

Saturdays – 8:00-10:00 a.m. 

Service area: Proviso Township 

Carmel Parish (Casa Esperanza)

1119 N 23rd Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60153  


Food pantry hours: Wednesdays – 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

Service area: Melrose Park and Stone Park
communities, ZIP: 60160

Grace Central Church 

10216 Kitchener St, Westchester, IL 60154  


  • Pantry/grocery distribution (drive-thru pick up) 
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Box & Other Groceries
    (first come, first serve – Tues, Nov. 23, 5-7 p.m.)

Food pantry hours: 

  • Tuesdays – 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays – 12:00-2:00 p.m. 

Service area: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Hillside,
Maywood, Northlake, Stone Park, Westchester

Jesus Outreach Ministries 

500 N Mannheim Rd, Suite 1S, Hillside, IL 60162 


  • Pantry/grocery distribution 

Wednesdays - 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Service area: Bellwood, Berkeley, Hillside, Maywood

For food resources in your immediate area, please visit
the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 
Find Food database and enter your zip code.