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Food and Clothing

img_food_clothing2xFood Donations For the Homeless

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” – Matthew 25:35

Pacific Garden Mission strives to serve a hot, nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner free of charge every day of the year for any hungry man, woman or child who walks through our doors.

For the homeless, survival is day to day, so we feed the homeless in Chicago three meals a day—approximately 2,000 meals a day—365 days per year.

Food donations to the Mission help us meet an individual’s immediate need of hunger and allows us to build relationships. Gospel service is held prior to each meal.

Special holiday banquets are also provided at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

If you are interested in donating food, please contact a team member in our Food Services Procurement Department.

You can also make a financial donation to the homeless.

Clothing Donations to the Homeless

“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – Matthew 25:40

Thanks to the generosity of our clothing donors we are able to clothe men, women, children and infants here at Pacific Garden Mission. Nothing is resold.

We accept clothing donations of clean, good quality for men and women.

For sanitary reasons, please bag all clothing donations and place the bags inside of our blue clothing donation box located at 14th Place. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

We are currently only accepting cloth face masks for children.

Contact our Logistics Manager, Lito Naoe regarding clothing and in-kind donations at 312-492-9410, Extension 1111 or naoej@pgm.org

Donations including shoes, undergarments, twin-sized sheets and blankets, and towels are sorted by size and color are re-distributed sometimes as fast as they are received. Please also consider making a financial donation to the homeless.


  • Bicycles, skates, roller blades, skateboards, sports gears
  • Blu-Ray Tapes, VHS tapes
  • Books, Magazines
  • Buckets, Garbage Cans (of any size)
  • Can Openers
  • Cassette Players/Cassette Tapes
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cell Phones
  • DVD Players/Tapes
  • Exercise equipment, including weights
  • Fax Machines, Printers, Copiers, Scanners
  • Furniture (chairs, sofas, bedframes, tables, trays)
  • Games Consoles
  • Lamps (of any kind)
  • Laptops
  • Large Appliances: Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Stoves, BBQ Grills, Humidifiers
  • Microwave ovens, irons, ironing boards
  • Musical instruments (of any kind)
  • Quilts or comforters of any size; no sleeping bags, no pillows, mattresses
  • Paint
  • Radios, stereos, televisions, telescopes, microscopes, binoculars
  • Record Players/Records, Albums
  • Rugs, runners, mats
  • Sewing Machines
  • Small appliances, dishware, cutlery, cookware, tablecloths, dish drains
  • Stereos
  • Stuffed animals, cribs, play pens
  • Tools (manual or electric), lawnmowers, rakes, shovels, snowblowers, hedge trimmers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Wheelchairs (manual or motorized), canes, walkers, crutches
  • Window Air Conditioners

Give today to help Chicago's homeless men, women, and children

Your donation provides safe shelter, hot meals, and lasting hope for new lives.

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