Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr thanks volunteers in this new op-ed. As we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service, our neighbors who struggle with hunger face the choice between buying food or heating their
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 the final installment of their “Share the Joy” series, ABC7 visits the Community Table soup kitchen at Fellowship Baptist Church. This Food Depository partner agency serves more than 200 meals each week.
NBC 5 visits a FRESH Truck distribution in south suburban Robbins. People experiencing food insecurity take home bags of fresh fruits and vegetables.
As part of their “Share the Joy” campaign, ABC7 Chicago profiles the Chicago’s Community Kitchens program. Participants spend 12 weeks learning culinary skills in a professional kitchen, followed by a two-week internship. Current participant Timothy Mablon already sees the benefits:
ABC7’s “Share the Joy” campaign encourages people to support local food banks. At the Food Depository, more than 23,000 volunteers play a significant role in the mission to fight hunger. This report from the Food Depository’s warehouse highlights the importance of volunteers at the holidays and all year.
NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci reports on the Thanksgiving food distribution at St. Columbanus Church, a Food Depository partner agency. The St. Columbanus food pantry distributed 20,000 pounds of food to 600 families around the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.