Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army is a leader in services to Chicago’s homeless population. The Harbor Light Center serves as the base of operations for our outreach ministry – Mobile Feeding and Mobile Outreach.

Mobile Feeding

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Every night The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding Unit makes 24 stops throughout Chicago to provide a hot meal for men, women and families who find themselves spending their nights sleeping on the streets. We serve more than 800 meals each day – nearly a quarter of a million meals in a year. But those we reach get more than a hearty bowl of soup, bread, beverage and snack; they make a friend. They haven’t been forgotten; they are cared about and loved.

*Please be advised: Traffic/weather conditions and emergencies may affect the schedule

Chicago – North

Wilson Avenue and Marine Drive
Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: No Stop


Chicago – West

Lake Street and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12:55pm – 1:30pm

Madison Avenue and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: No Stop
Saturday – Sunday: 1:50pm – 2:10pm

Roosevelt Road and St. Louis Avenue
Monday – Friday: 1:05pm – 1:15pm
Saturday – Sunday: No Stop

Roosevelt Road and Avers Avenue
Monday – Friday: 1:20pm – 1:50pm
Saturday – Sunday: 2:20pm – 2:50pm

16th Street and Homan Avenue
Monday – Friday: 2:10pm – 2:20pm
Saturday – Sunday: 3:00pm – 3:10pm

15th Street and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: No Stop
Saturday – Sunday: 3:15pm – 3:25pm

18th Street and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: 2:25pm – 2:35pm
Saturday – Sunday: No Stop

13th Street and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: 2:40pm – 2:50pm
Saturday – Sunday: No Stop

Douglas Park
Monday – Friday: 2:55pm – 3:40pm
Saturday – Sunday: 3:35pm – 4:05pm


Chicago – South

55th and Halsted Streets
Monday – Friday: 4:45pm – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 5:05pm – 5:15pm

55th Street and Calumet Avenue
Monday – Friday: 5:05pm – 5:15pm
Saturday – Sunday: 5:25pm – 5:35pm

63rd Street and Vernon Avenue
Monday – Friday: 5:20pm – 5:50pm
Saturday – Sunday: 5:45pm – 6:15pm

51st Street and King Drive/Calumet Avenue
Monday – Friday: 6:00pm – 6:10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 6:25pm – 6:35pm

47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue
Monday – Friday: 6:15pm – 6:25pm
Saturday – Sunday: No Stop

47th Street under Green Line El Stop
Monday – Friday: 6:30pm – 6:40pm
Saturday – Sunday: 6:40pm – 6:50pm


Chicago – Downtown

Lower Wacker Drive
Monday – Friday: 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7:10pm – 7:40pm


Mobile Outreach

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The Salvation Army’s Mobile Outreach program provides much more than a warm, hearty meal. This team, including two caseworkers, provides a meal and on-site support for those in need – immediate transportation to shelter, enrollment in Salvation Army programs and services, and/or referral to substance abuse detox, medical care or other needed services.

*Please be advised: Traffic/weather conditions and emergencies may affect the schedule

Chicago – North

Wilson Avenue and Marine Drive
Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 12:00pm


 Chicago – West

Chicago Avenue and Spaulding Avenue
Monday – Friday: 4:10pm – 4:30pm

North Avenue and Kedzie Avenue
Monday – Friday: 12:45pm – 1:10pm

Division Street and California Avenue
Monday – Friday: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Madison Avenue and Albany Street
Monday – Friday: 1:20pm – 2:00pm

Madison Avenue and Homan Avenue
Monday – Friday: 2:05pm – 2:25pm