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Hunger in America 2014: Cook County Profile

The Greater Chicago Food Depository participated in extensive research in 2012-2013 in conjunction with Feeding America for the quadrennial Hunger in America study, which captures detailed information about who is in need of emergency food assistance in Cook County, the circumstances those individuals face and the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s response. Locally, the data was collected by the Food Depository, member agencies, clients and volunteers at sites across Cook County. Below are key findings from the study.

The need in Cook County remains high

Clients must make difficult choices

Health and hunger often intersect

Veterans, children and older adults continue to be at risk of hunger

The face of hunger

National results illustrate significant need