“It Doesn’t Always Cover . . .” It Takes a Friend Like You
“It Doesn’t Always Cover . . .”
It Takes a Friend Like You
Money’s tight for Marya, who retired from her job three years ago. She has lived in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood for nearly three decades. Today, she’s worried about paying the bills and having enough left to buy groceries.
“Rent, electric bill, gas bill, water bill, car insurance, house insurance—[my income] doesn’t always cover,” Marya says.
Thankfully, friends like you help bridge the gap for Marya and 150 other households every week through a far south side food pantry, located in a building that the Sheldon Heights Church of Christ has remodeled into a community food hub.
Your support for Chicago’s food bank helped provide nearly $5 million in grants, most of which has been allocated to Black and Latino communities like this one— areas that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Your generosity will help transform the Sheldon Heights operation—expanding serving hours, increasing food storage capacity and much more.
The goal, says pantry coordinator Eric Clark, is to reach our neighbors with “reassurance that there’s always somewhere they can go to get food . . . and not just food, but quality food.”