The need is great this holiday season. More that 807,000 men, women and children in Cook County – 1 in 6 – are at risk of hunger. The Food Depository released data this week showing an 89 percent increase in pantry visits over five years.
This Tuesday, Addie and her daughter found relief at the Food Depository’s Producemobile at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in Dixmoor – where clients received food boxes and frozen turkeys provided by BCBSIL.
“This is blessing,” said Addie. “You don’t know despair until you have no food in your house. Tonight I won’t have to worry about what my family is going to eat.”
A special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for supporting the Food Depository in the fight against hunger in our community. Learn more on how you can make in impact in your community by visiting chicagosfoodbank.org.