Open Arms Food Pantry (Formerly Elijah's Pantry)
Open Arms Food Pantry (Formerly Elijah’s Pantry) operates out of New Community Covenant Church (Formerly St. Luke's Lutheran Church), 2643 N. Francisco, in the Logan Square neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago.
During more than 20 years of operation this ministry has provided food to those who need it many tens of thousands of times.
For many years the members of Edgebrook Lutheran Church have supported Elijah's Pantry (and now will support Open Arms Food Pantry) through their generous donations of food, money, and time. Various Lutheran churches in Chicago and its suburbs support Open Arms but few are as generous or consistent in their support as Edgebrook Lutheran Church.
The ministry of Open Arms Food Pantry and the support of Edgebrook Lutheran Church provide great examples of what it means to be a Christian.