On September 16, 2017, more than 17,000 people attended the 32nd Annual Hunger Walk in Jackson Park. The annual walk raises funds and awareness for the issue of hunger. It supports the Food Depository’s network of food pantries, soup kitchens
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 86 Hunger campaign is an easy and delicious way to raise awareness of hunger and encourage action. More than a dozen restaurants donate a portion of the sales from a designated menu item to the Food Depository. To kick
Chicago’s Deputy Mayor Steve Koch marks the end of his tenure in City Hall with a bike ride to raise awareness for child hunger in Chicago. After stepping down from his role in August, Koch will ride the length of the
While school is out for the summer, the Lunch Bus delivers nutritious meals for children at 24 sites across Chicago and the suburbs every weekday.
Through the Starbucks FoodShare program, three homeless shelters in the Food Depository’s network offer sandwiches, salads and other prepared food items from Starbucks to their guests. The Chicago Tribune spoke with staff at the shelters about the benefits of the
In a new op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr raises awareness of summer hunger. Only 12% of children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals during the school year take advantage of summer meals when school is