Organizations and community groups take advantage of available space opportunities at our church, which allows them to continue their cause in a safe, friendly environment. 

  • Irving Park Food Pantry - Founded over 25 years ago by an IPUMC member, the pantry serves now more than 400 families (1300 individuals) each month from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and on the second Tuesday evening of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm. It is currently the third largest emergency food pantry in the city of Chicago. The Pantry also offers help in applying for food stamps, referrals to other services, nutrition classes and special distributions throughout the year.

    Beginning September 4, 2019 the Irving Park Community Food Pantry is operating from a new location: the Emanuel United Methodist Church at 4256 N. Ridgeway (60618). The Pantry will continue to operate from there every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and on the second Tuesday night of every month (beginning September 10th) from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    We look forward to working with Pastor Audrey Molina, Assistant Pastor Jesus Molina, the congregation and the neighborhood residents and businesses. We anticipate reaching new people in need and gaining new supporters, and we are excited about setting up new processes to serve our clients in more efficient and helpful ways.

    The Pantry is sad to leave its home of 35 years with the sale of our home in the Irving Park United Methodist Church. But we are very happy to have found an excellent facility well located in our boundaries so our dedicated volunteers can continue to serve clients old and new for many years to come.

  • Apogee Academy - A free school academy where students are encouraged to pursue their passions in learning. Contact Pallab or Josh at

Come Share Our Space! To learn more or to secure space for your organization or event, please contact us via email or 773.283.6262.