City Partners with Food Distribution Sites in Vaccination Campaign

City Partners with Food Distribution Sites in Vaccination Campaign

Aug 13, 2021


City Partners with Food Distribution Sites in Vaccination Campaign

CDPH has partnered with dozens of food pantries and food distribution sites as parts of its overall vaccination campaign, often organizing hyperlocal vaccine pop-up clinics and events for local residents.

Among its many partners are Avalon Ministries, Care for Real, Chicago Midway Salvation Army, Church of Christ Presbyterian, Crusaders Church, Evening Star Mobile Baptist Church, Fellowship Chicago, First St. Peter MB Church, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, Hopewell Church, Kingdom Baptist Church, KLEO Center, Lawrence Hall, New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, New Generation Harvest Church, New Life Covenant Church, St. Cyprian Catholic Church, St. Florian Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Kevin Catholic Church, St. Stephen AME Church, Salvation Army Midwest Corps, Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and South Side Help Center.

As the City continues to ramp up and expand its in-home vaccination program, Protect Chicago At Home, it continues to partner with these organizations involved in food distribution to help register Chicagoans for in-home vaccination appointments.

In-home vaccination has been particularly popular with seniors and Black Chicagoans. Seniors age 65+ have comprised 35 percent of first-time appointments since program launch, and 47 percent of all first-dose appointments have gone to Black residents.

In-home vaccination also comes with various incentives. When the City expanded its program to all Chicagoans, it partnered with Grubhub to offer $50 Grubhub gift cards to all households. The gift cards could be used to order a meal from any restaurant available through the Grubhub app. In all, more than 1,700 gift cards were distributed. Presently, $25 VISA gift cards are available for those who receive in-home vaccination.

To register for in-home vaccination, call (312) 746-4835 or go to www.chicago.gov/athome.