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.
If you are a member of the press, please contact Greg Trotter by email or call 773-843-5498.
December 3, 2018
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke launched a virtual food drive to encourage his fans – and his detractors – to do good this holiday season. “People shouldn’t go hungry,” he writes. “That’s an idea everyone can get behind.”
Readers are encouraged
November 26, 2018
A proposed federal policy would force legal immigrants to choose between basic food assistance and permanent legal status. Commonly called “public charge,” this rule would punish working families who receive benefits like SNAP and Medicaid. The climate of fear and
November 16, 2018
WTTW’s Brandis Friedman reports on the food pantries on City Colleges of Chicago campuses. For students who struggle to balance busy schedules and low wages, these food distributions provide a convenient option for accessing nutritious food.
“The fact that we need
October 26, 2018
ABC7 visits the Blue Island Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Center, where regular distributions of free milk are taking place. The Food Depository and IDHS have partnered to distribute half-gallons of fresh USDA milk this winter.
Find locations and dates for
October 5, 2018
WBEZ News reporter Kate McGee visits the Healthy Market at Harold Washington College. This food distribution is part of an expanding partnership between City Colleges of Chicago and the Food Depository.
September 25, 2018
Food Depository CEO and Executive Director Kate Maehr writes an op-ed about our duty to support veterans who struggle to make ends meet. For people like Rafael Rosario and his family, the Hines VA Food Pantry and SNAP benefits both