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 The Healthy Market

Sushma Kher, LCSW
Director, Wellness Center

The Arlethia G. Mayes Healthy Market is located on the Lower Level at Harold Washington College and serves to address food insecurity affecting students, staff, and faculty of the College. The Healthy Market offers fresh and shelf-stable food items for free to members of our college community.

We provide resource assistance for food and more.  You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move toward self-sufficiency. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can avoid a trip to the public aid office by calling the Benefits Hotline at 773-843-5416 or visiting the Illinois Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) to apply online.

You can also contact the Wellness Center for additional information and support. Email for more information.

The Healthy Market is HIRING!        

Do you want to work on-campus and assist your fellow HWC students? Work-study eligible students can inquire in the Financial Aid Office to begin the application process or email for more information.



Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are also eligible to utilize the Healthy Food Market. Visit the Wellness Center in Room 1041 to complete a one-time pre-screening for eligibility. Please contact if you have any questions.

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Contact Information

30 E. Lake St.
Lower Level 016B
Chicago , IL 60601
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