“Harmony Church saved my life and I want it to be there to save others.”
– Lanette, Harmony Church member and coordinator of the Harmony Food Pantry
Ten years ago, Pastor Emeritus James Brooks Sr. saw a man going through the church garbage cans looking for food. He knew then that Harmony needed to do something about the hunger problem in the community. Pastor Brooks worked with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to start a food pantry.
In Cook County, 1 out of 6 people is food insecure, but in North Lawndale the number of people who are food insecure jumps to 2 out of every 5 residents. The statistics hold true for Harmony’s membership as well.
Harmony can’t do it alone. It takes a large number of members and volunteers to distribute the food each week. The Food Pantry also depends on a number of generous supporters. Food Pantry partners include People’s Resource Center in Wheaton, Ill., Illinois Department of Family and Social Services, Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Illinois Department of Family and Social Services; the Greater Chicago Food Depository; We Can; Grace Lutheran Church and School; Antioch Baptist Church of Englewood; Lawndale Community Church; Lawndale Christian Health Center; Del-Kar Drugs; and Thrivent Financial. The support from these generous partners sustains the ministry and makes it strong.
The Food Pantry is critical to the North Lawndale neighborhood, and these urgent repairs are crucial to ensure this ministry continues.
“People ask me why I do what I do? I serve at the pantry because I want to live out the Lord’s Prayer and help bring a little of God’s kingdom – here on earth as it is in heaven.”
– Diane, Grace Lutheran Church member and co-coordinator of the Harmony Food Pantry
Hours of operation:
Wednesdays 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Harmony Community Church -1908 S. Millard
Phone: (872) 2LOVE32 -Email: firstname.lastname@example.org