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
Hunger Relief in the News
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In a new study, the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s research demonstrates that low-income adults with disabilities have a significantly increased risk of hunger compared to individuals without disabilities. The report finds that 31% of all households with with a working-age adult
In this op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr discusses the White House’s budget proposal. The proposal includes massive cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program).
More than 660,000 people in Cook County lack consistent access to food. Although fewer people are struggling, the need is even greater for those who are still food insecure. This Chicago Tribune article discusses the latest Map the Meal Gap
After the outpouring of generosity to food banks around the holidays, January and February can be challenging months for people struggling with hunger. In this Chicago Tribune column, Heidi Stevens discusses the year-round need with Kate Maehr, CEO of the
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