Chicago’s Deputy Mayor Steve Koch marks the end of his tenure in City Hall with a bike ride to raise awareness for child hunger in Chicago. After stepping down from his role in August, Koch will ride the length of the
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While school is out for the summer, the Lunch Bus delivers nutritious meals for children at 24 sites across Chicago and the suburbs every weekday.
Through the Starbucks FoodShare program, three homeless shelters in the Food Depository’s network offer sandwiches, salads and other prepared food items from Starbucks to their guests. The Chicago Tribune spoke with staff at the shelters about the benefits of the
In a new op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr raises awareness of summer hunger. Only 12% of children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals during the school year take advantage of summer meals when school is
In a new study, the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s research demonstrates that low-income adults with disabilities have a significantly increased risk of hunger compared to those without disabilities. 31% of all households in Cook County with a working-age adult with a disability are food insecure.
In this op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr discusses the White House’s budget proposal. The proposal includes massive cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program).