Your support of the Chicago Fellowship COVID-19 Relief Fund has made a significant impact




partner ministries


restaurants / caterers


communities served

”Without the CF Relief Fund, we wouldn’t have been able to keep all four of our workers employed.”

- Erwin and Tina McKinney, owners of Creed on Lake, East Garfield Park

"It gives me hope. I began to believe again that everything was going to be alright. For Turkey Chop, the business was able to stay open and we were able to pay our bills. I had applied for two COVID Relieve grants and received denial letters from both of them. Without this opportunity, I simply would not be able to pay my bills. It created space for me to be self-sustainable”.

- Quentin Love of Turkey Chop, East Garfield Park

Circle Urban hosted a BBQ with Signature Plates in the Austin neighborhood and fed over 300 people on two consecutive weeks. Their community was so happy to enjoy a home cooked meal and leftovers were even donated to the local 15th district police department.

- Signature Plates, Austin

For Breakthrough Urban Ministries, CF fund enabled them to provide 80 meals to victims of domestic violence through their Violence Prevention program. Their Youth program also provided 200 meals to families.

- Breakthrough, East Garfield Park

By The Hand and Cultivating Catering, another small minority-owned business, feeds delicious soul food meals.

- Cultivate Catering, Cabrini Green

By The Hand worked with Lexington Betty’s, a small, minority-owned business, to provide hot BBQ meals to their families for two weeks.

- Lexington Betty's, Austin & Altgeld Gardens

YMEN used the CF Relief Fund resources to provide 1000 meals in North Lawndale partnering with Ms. B’s Catering. They also used the opportunity to continue building their ongoing relationship of trust with local law enforcement. They distributed meals to 100 officers from CPD District 10. YMEN has long believed in the importance of holding the systems and structures in place accountable and genuine relationship building to bring about greater mutual respect.

- YMEN Chicago, North Lawndale