CHATHAM-AVALON MINISTRIES INC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Hunger

Location

8601 S STATE STCHICAGO, IL 60619 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Chatham-Avalon Ministries Food Pantry located at 8601 South State Street, is an approved 501(c )3 agency in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Purpose: Our mission is to significantly decrease hunger, food deficits (ultimately end hunger), and education and economic disparity in seven targeted underserved service areas (communities) on the south side of Chicago, IL. The Pantry is a full-service entity that provides food service to 200+ clients on Saturday mornings for 12 months of the year from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and holds nutritional, employment, and education (preparatory elementary/high school, pre-college and vocational) workshops), as well as food prep classes and age-appropriate sustainable-living services. We serve 7 underserved zip codes: 60617 (South Chicago), 60619 (Chatham), 60620 (Auburn Gresham), 60621 (Englewood), 60628 (Roseland), 60637 (Woodlawn), 60649 (South Shore) -primarily African American (Illinois Demographic.com).

Description

"19 Years diligently serving our target communities." Description : The Chatham-Avalon Ministries Food Pantry located at 8601 South State Street, is an approved 501(c )3 agency in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Pantry is a full-service entity that provides food service to 200+ clients on Saturday mornings for 12 months of the year from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and holds nutritional, employment, and education (preparatory elementary/high school, pre-college and vocational) workshops), as well as food prep classes and age-appropriate sustainable-living services. Population Served: African American, veterans (ages 35-76), and recent immigrant population (Hispanic) - specifically -- single mothers under the age of thirty-five, female grandparent-headed households, the homeless, and senior citizens make up two-thirds of our clientele and in the past year we experienced a significant increase in the male population ages 35-45. There are approximately 132,230 families who reside in our target areas and 76% of these families have more than 5 children residing in the household. Thirty-two percent are below poverty, 44% did not complete high school, and 52% have non-workers in the family (US Census). The average family income deficit for target communities is $10,886 and 43% receive some form of social security or public assistance. No data on the recent immigrant population.

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