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Find Free Food, Diapers and Support Programs for Your Family

We’re here to provide your family with diapers, healthy food and benefits support to help your children learn, grow and thrive.

Get Resources and Support for Your Family

We’re here whenever you need us.

Find support including access to healthy food, free diapers, benefits programs and more to empower your family towards a strengthened, hunger-free future.


Resources for Families

Free Diapers And Essential Items

We’ve partnered with Share Our Spare to deliver diapers, pull-ups and wipes to food pantries across our Cook County network of partners.

Use our find food map to locate a site giving away free diapers. To find diapers at a pantry near you, select “Diaper distribution” under the “More” filter at the top of the map.

Additional food pantries and programs not participating in the Share Our Spare partnership may also have diapers available. We recommend you call your local food pantry before you visit to confirm diapers are available.

FIND Free Diapers

Food & Medical Benefits

Get Help Applying for Benefits Programs

Our benefits team can help you apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as Link or food stamps) and Medicaid, a federal and state program that helps with healthcare costs for millions of Americans. But there are dozens of additional programs that may work for you.

Get Help With Benefits

See what SNAP has to offer and get answers to your questions on food stamps, eligibility and case management.

Explore Medicaid, a federal and state program that helps you get access to critical healthcare and services.


Find out how WIC (nutrition for Women, Infants and Children) helps ensure families receive the food needed for growing bodies.

Learn how to seek assistance with electricity and heating in Chicago and the Cook County region through LIHEAP.

Find out more about who is eligible for tax credits through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Find out if you qualify for assistance with free school readiness and the Head Start program.

More Ways We Help

Need Help With Something Else?

In addition to our extensive food-focused programming, we also help provide job training and healthy eating resources. Get the help you need to take care of yourself and your family.



Food to Help Youth Learn, Grow and Thrive

In addition to these programs, we partner with schools and community organizations to ensure that children and teens in our community have the food they need.

Contact your school district if you are interested in school-based programs including free or reduced-price breakfast or lunch.

Learn More About How We Help Youth and Families


Want to give back to your community?

Getting help and giving help go hand in hand. Be a part of the solution and volunteer or support our community in a way that works for you.


Hear Stories From Our Community

Our team is on the ground in our community. Hear stories from food pantry directors, community volunteers and children and families.


Find Food and Support For Your Family Today

Search our map to find free groceries, a meal or diapers at a food pantry or program near you.