Senator Dick Durbin met with Food Depository advocates at Northwestern Settlement on March 19. A proposed rule change to SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, would affect as many as 400,000 Illinoisans. Watch the story on ABC 7 Chicago, and take
Hunger Relief in the News
Follow along with new and noteworthy developments as we work to end hunger. Find the latest news updates and press releases from the Food Depository here.
Press Release: Two new board members elected to the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s board of directors
The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s board of directors recently elected two new members – Mark Parrell of Equity Residential and Rev. Manuel Dorantes of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
HERE Technologies partnered with the Food Depository to help people in need locate nearby food resources using their mobile phones. The Food Depository’s Jim Conwell and HERE’s Dorothy Cooper discussed the project on NBC5 Chicago. Watch the video below and learn
As the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government continues, federal workers are turning to food assistance programs. The Greater Chicago Food Depository and our network of partner agencies are responding to this need.
During the week of January 21, the Food Depository plans to distribute food boxes to more than 500 federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown. Read our press release for details.
The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government affects thousands in Cook County. Here’s what you need to know about its impact on federal workers, SNAP recipients, and more.