support food security
and give your neighbors in need

’Tis the season to spread holiday joy! Join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who face the challenges of food insecurity.

The cost of food has risen over 4% this past year, after rising 11% the previous year, according to the Consumer Price Index Report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in August 2023. Staples like bread, milk, and eggs have seen even greater spikes in cost. Families are struggling to meet their basic needs. Our neighbors living paycheck to paycheck are forced to make especially difficult decisions—groceries or medication? Gas or warm winter clothing? It doesn’t have to be this way.

United Way of Metro Chicago will be providing thousands of families across six suburban communities a holiday meal and gifts that will brighten their holiday. Join us in building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

Donate a Holiday Meal Box

A gift of $25 helps provide a holiday meal box for a family of four, supporting food security and spreading holiday joy.


provides a holiday meal box for ONE Family


provides a holiday meal box for TWO Families


provides a holiday meal box for THREE Families


provides a holiday meal box for FOUR Families

Thank you for your support.

About Uniting for the Holidays

In partnership with local community organizations, Uniting for the Holidays is a series of festive, “drive-through” events taking place from mid-November to mid-December supporting six suburban communities with a meal and gifts.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Uniting for the Holidays event page.

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