Learn about hunger in Chicago

No 1 should go hungry, yet more than 812,000 men, women and children - 1 in 6 in Cook County - turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository's network each year. The number of people our network serves has increased in recent years, but we will continue to fight hunger until 1 becomes none.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICAGOANS FACE HUNGER EVERY DAY

Food Insecurity Rate Map 2012

HELP 1 BECOME NONE

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Hunger Relief

UNDERSTANDING HUNGER

The quadrennial Hunger in America study provides detailed information about who is in need in Cook County, the circumstances those individuals face and the Greater Chicago Food Depository's response to hunger.

Here are a few key takeaways from Hunger in America 2014:

Here’s a look at the difficult choices clients are making:  

Read more from Hunger in America 2014.

GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES WITH SOME RECENT STUDIES ON HUNGER

2014 School Breakfast Report

2014 Illinois Commission to End Hunger Report

2014 Chicago Summer Meals Report

Map the Meal Gap

Hunger in America

PAST STUDIES

Running on Empty

Hunger Among Seniors

No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Report 2011-2012

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 2014 study.