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.

Vote for Chicago Shares to Win a KIND Grant
This November, Chicago Shares have an exciting opportunity to receive $10,000 in meaningful funding, and we’ll need your help.

Each month, KIND Snacks gives $10,000 to a nonprofit organization for spreading kindness to those in need. The entry that receives the most votes will unlock the funding.

Before the end of November, please consider voting for Chicago Shares’ Holiday Voucher cause.

Vote for Chicago Shares 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!