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:
Hunger Relief in the News
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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.
In a new op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr examines hunger among veterans. While the holiday season can be an especially challenging time for people struggling with food insecurity, the need exists year-round. Members of the community
In honor of Veterans Day, CBS Chicago profiles Bob McMahon, a veteran of the Marines. Bob volunteers at the Hines VA Food Pantry each Thursday. He turned to the VA for assistance with medical care and housing when he was
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