Help provide reliable nourishment

Through LBFE’s Food Bag Program, around 150 elders receive a week’s worth of fresh groceries and pantry staples — packed just for them and delivered by a friendly volunteer — at the end of every month, when other resources are running low.

Create. Connect. Transform.

Join us in-person or virtually on April 4th for LBFE’s 2023 End Loneliness Symposium, featuring esteemed speakers Anne Basting, Neenah Ellis and Jeremy Nobel.

Make a new friend in the New Year!

There are so many ways to make a difference for an elder aging alone! Sign up for an hour-long virtual volunteer orientation, with various dates and times to fit your schedule, to become an LBFE volunteer and get started.


By sharing their friendship and time, our volunteers truly change the lives of our elders.


From a special in-home visit to a delivery of groceries at the end of the month, our programs are designed to bring friendship and sustaining services to elders aging alone. 


We’re grateful to all those who support our work and mission. Because of your dedication and generosity, 1,200 elders can count on Little Brothers.  

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has been dedicated to relieving isolation and loneliness among Chicago’s elders since 1959.

Women and men 70 and older who are aging alone have a family in Little Brothers. For over 60 years, we’ve been providing steadfast friendship to thousands of elders who no longer have friends and family to rely on.  All of our programs and services are always offered at no cost, and our organization receives no government assistance. We depend on the generosity of donors to bring conversation, companionship, celebration and connection to the elders we serve.


Your gift of any amount has a powerful, direct impact on the life of a lonely Chicago elder. Your generous support connects our elders with meaningful friendship, engaging programs and vital services.

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016

P: 312-455-1000
F: 312-455-9674

Our Mission

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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