Learn about hunger in Chicago

No 1 should go hungry, yet more than 860,000 people in Cook County are unsure of when they will receive their next meal. The number of people our network serves has increased in recent years, but we will continue to fight hunger until 1 becomes none.

1 OUT OF 6 CHICAGOANS FACES HUNGER EVERY DAY

Food Insecurity Rate Map 2012

HELP 1 BECOME NONE

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Hunger Relief

UNDERSTANDING HUNGER

It is getting harder and harder for families to make ends meet, and many people are finding themselves skipping meals or cutting back on the quality or quantity of food they purchase for themselves and their families.

Here’s a snapshot* of the faces of hunger in Cook County, and who we serve:

Here’s a look at what our member agencies experience:  

GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES WITH SOME RECENT STUDIES ON HUNGER

No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Report 2011-2012

Hunger Among Seniors

Hunger in America

Running on Empty

PAST STUDIES

Working Poor

Cook County Unmet Need

Insecurity Among Older Adults

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Hunger in Illinois

Illinois Poverty Report

National and State Program Data

Child Food Insecurity Statistics

*As reported by The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America’s 2009 study.