Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry

Food Pantry

Contact: Leni Duffy

Our food pantry currently serves 200 households in need each month. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations come from our parishioners and the Park Ridge community. Mother Teresa and St. Ann's Guild members shelve food donations in the pantry. Mother Teresa's Guild also purchases ground beef each month from their Labors of Love fundraising event. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church members, who serve on their social concerns board, volunteer and drop off monthly food and fund donations.


How it Works

Since COVID 19, our food distribution is done curbside on Summit Ave, 8 - 10 a.m., on the last Saturday of each month, except in November and December when it is open on the third Saturday to accommodate our holiday outreach. The food pantry is located on campus in the southeast corner of the Kinane Center with its own outside entry. A dropbox from the outside is provided for non perishable food donations. Monetary donations to the food pantry are used to supplement our inventory.

New clients need a photo ID showing current address plus another proof of name and address to register for the pantry.

 We serve residents from the following zip codes; 60068, 60016, 60018, 60174 and 60631.  

Holiday Outreach

Each year, special Thanksgiving food boxes and turkeys are distributed to our food pantry patrons. The Queen of Peace Guild has generously purchased the turkeys and packed the boxes for over twenty years. This distribution is possible through our annual parish wide Thanksgiving food drive during the second weekend of November. A few volunteers are  needed to collect and sort the donations. 

We also distribute special Christmas food boxes with hams each year on the Saturday before Christmas, with help from the St. Therese the Little Flower Guild. And along with this special food distributions we  organize an adopt-a-family program to provide Christmas gifts to the needy in our area.

Monetary and gift card donations are always appreciated during the holidays to cover the cost of these outreach programs. If you are interested in volunteering, or donating to these special distributions, or would like to learn more please contact Leni Duffy.

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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church
HFC = Holy Family Chapel 

Monday - Friday

6:25 am UC

8:30 am UC


8:30 am UC - weekday Mass

4:30 pm UC - vigil


7:30 am UC

9:00 am UC

10:30 am UC and HFC

12:00 pm UC