SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) is a critical source of assistance for people who struggle with food insecurity. 1.9 million people in Illinois receive SNAP benefits. As the new Congress begins its session, the future of SNAP is in question. The Chicago
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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In areas where there is high need and low access to fresh produce, the Food Depository’s Producemobile program is available to help. The Producemobile is a farmer’s market on wheels. It makes two stops each day to deliver fresh vegetables
Chicago’s Community Kitchens, the 14-week foodservice job training program at the Food Depository, serves up second chances. This ABC7 News story features Corry, a graduate of Chicago’s Community Kitchens. He overcame barriers to employment with the help of the program.
At the Veterans Stand Down on November 18, 650 veterans received a hot lunch, bags of food, winter clothes, and connections to community resources. ABC 7 attends the Stand Down with Emily Daniels, Manager of Veterans’ Programs for the Greater Chicago
CBS 2 features Phil Best, who found support and hope at a soup kitchen in the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s network after losing his job and his wife. Phil is now employed full-time, and he returns to the soup kitchen
WGN’s Marcus Leshock visits the Hines V.A. food pantry, which serves veterans in need year-round. 18% of the households the Food Depository serves include a current or former member of the Armed Forces. Watch the story.