The Board of Directors and staff of the Greater Chicago Food Depository are deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Cygan, President of Jewel-Osco. For nearly two decades, Doug Cygan was a passionate promoter of our mission, first as Chair
Hunger Relief in the News
Follow along with new and noteworthy developments in our fight to end hunger. Find the latest news updates and press releases from the Food Depository here.
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The Daily Southtown visits a program called the Fatherhood Project, which connects young fathers living in poverty to job training and opportunities. Staff from Chicago’s Community Kitchens (CCK) presented to the participants about this program that helps unemployed and underemployed adults
NBC 5 Chicago visits the biannual Veterans Stand Down event at General Jones Armory. More than 600 veterans received hot meals, medical care and connections to social services at the event. “No one should go hungry, especially not people who
Officials from the City of Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository announced the launch of Forward Together: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Insecurity across the City of Chicago. The roadmap builds upon existing resources to increase access to nutritious
The Daily Southtown visits a Producemobile in south suburban Riverdale. Each month, about 200 families receive fresh fruits and vegetables from this traveling food distribution. “The Producemobile goes into communities that might not have the infrastructure for a full time (food)
In an op-ed for Crain’s Chicago Business, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr analyzes the harsh cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed bill calls for cutting more than $20 billion in SNAP benefits