Chicago Shares
Mission & Vision

Chicago Shares is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a way for individuals, agencies, religious communities, corporations and retail merchants to help the hungry poor through a food voucher system.

Through distributing $1 vouchers instead of cash, Chicagoans can be sure their donations feed the hungry.

Learn more about our voucher program.

Apply for the 2016 Grant!
Each year the Chicago Shares Board of Directors determines if revenues from purchased but unredeemed shares will be an amount sufficient to permit the awarding of grants to eligible organizations.

Learn about our grant and apply today!



Chicago Shares Welcomes a New Partner Organization

Chicago Shares is pleased to welcome the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago as a selling partner. CIOGC comprises over 60 member organizations, ranging from mosques, to Islamic schools and community organizations based in the Chicagoland region. Shares will be sold after Friday prayers at their headquarters at 231 S. State Street, Chicago.



Calling All Potential Volunteers! 

Do you have some spare time to help the homeless?  You can volunteer your time and talents in several ways. Learn about the specifics here. 


Want to Start Your Own Shares Program?

Find out How to Start a Shares Program.


We’re Celebrating 20 Years. Let’s Keep Sharing.

Learn more about Chicago Shares by watching our 20th Anniversary Celebration Video. If you believe in the mission and vision of Chicago Shares, take a second to watch the video below and share it with your friends and family!