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There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. -Celia Thaxter
This week marks the summer solstice. As people make plans to travel and enjoy time with families and friends, we want to encourage you to stay connected with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services this summer. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether serving as a volunteer or participating in the Hunger Walk on June 21st. As the sun shines brighter and the days get longer, we invite you to make us a part of your summer plans!
To purchase tickets or find out more information about the event, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Colleen Sacks at 312.278.4218 or

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As Marillac St. Vincent Family Services continues to grow, we are finding ways to deliver better programs and services, as well as communicate with our stakeholders. We have launched a new website,, to share information in a clear and concise way to our users. You can now find out about news and events for both Centers in one location. We encourage you to visit our new website today.
 2014 Hunger Walk



29th Annual Hunger Walk
Saturday, June 21st
Soldier Field
Help us make the most of our Hunger Walk efforts!

On Saturday, June 21st at 8:30am people throughout Cook County will join together in their commitment to fight hunger by participating in a 5K event at Soldier Field in Chicago. 
This annual run/walk/crawl/wave event both increases awareness about hunger in our communities and raises funds to help feed hungry families!
Recognizing our centennial this year, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is proud to be a pillar in the communities we serve.  Through our food pantry, senior programs, family services, and youth programs, we help strengthen and empower Chicagoans in need to reach their fullest potential.  For every Hunger Walk participant who walks on our behalf, the Greater Chicago Food Depository credits us $12 to buy food.  Through GCFD, $12 can buy 11 packages of pork chops, 16 bags of rice, or 45 cans of kidney beans!
Not only do we earn food credits for Hunger Walk participants, but 100% of donations will go directly to our pantry. Plus, the Greater Chicago Food Depository will match donations, up to $1,000! 
What You Can Do
This is a once-a-year opportunity to take a simple step with great implications against hunger.
Grandparents, babies, individuals, families, kids - everyone is welcome to join our Hunger Walk team!  You do not have to be physically fit, and there's no cost to join.  Plus, you can sign up for a space on the bus, and we will transport everyone to and from Soldier Field.  By simply showing up, you take a stand against hunger and show your support for the 1 in 6 Chicagoans unsure as to where they'll get their next meal.
To join, register online by clicking here. Select that you are walking on behalf of a member agency.  Our agency is A00080 - Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.  You can also register or find out more information by calling the Marillac Food Pantry at 773-584-3212 or emailing us at:  
However small or large, every dollar counts! Plus, the first $1,000 is matched by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  With neighbors who are hungry today, there's no better time to donate to the fight against hunger!  
Donations can be made by clicking the button above. Cash or check donations are accepted at
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
P.O. Box 14699
Chicago, IL 60614
For more information about Marillac's food pantry, click here
For more information about St. Vincent's food pantry, 
For more information about the 2014 Hunger Walk, please call the Marillac Food Pantry at 773-584-3212 or email us at  
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2014 Hunger Walk
 Community Youth Awards
In May, Hope Junior hosted an extraordinary evening partnering with Breakthrough Ministries, Chicago West Community Music Center, and Priscy's Productions Outreach Program, the East Garfield Community Youth Awards. The catering was done by a local East Garfield Park caterer. The night was magical with young musicians playing the harp and piano. 17 young people won the awards for categories such as Leadership, Academics, Sports, Community Service, Peer Leadership, and the Arts. 

5 Marillac participants won awards that night. 
  • Vincente Taylor won a Peer Leadership award. He plans to attend Columbia College.
  • Carrie Randle won a Sports award. She plans to attend Kankakee College.
  • De'Chon Jones won a Performing Arts award and plans to attend Clark Atlanta University. 
  • Teshara Winters  won an award for Academics and plans to attend St. Ignatius High School. 
  • Kenny Walker won a Performing Arts award and plans to attend Chicago Arts High School on scholarship.


 To see pictures from the event, please click here. 

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Marillac Social Center

212 South Francisco Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60612

Main: (773) 722-7440

Fax: (773) 722-1469



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2145 North Halsted Street

Chicago, Illinois 60614

Main: (312) 943-6776

Fax: (312) 943-2257
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