Hunger Relief in the News
As the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government continues, federal workers are turning to food assistance programs. The Greater Chicago Food Depository and our network of partner agencies are responding to this need.
During the week of January 21, the Food Depository plans to distribute food boxes to more than 500 federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown. Read our press release for details.
The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government affects thousands in Cook County. Here’s what you need to know about its impact on federal workers, SNAP recipients, and more.
On December 20, the Trump administration announced a proposed rule change that would cut off needed food assistance for hundreds of thousands of Americans. The Food Depository stands opposed to this proposal. Read the full statement.
On ABC 7 Chicago, 15-year-old Dylan Gluszek puts on a holiday light show with a purpose: collecting donations for his local food pantry. Dylan’s own experience with hunger motivates his giving spirit. Watch his story.
On December 12, both houses of Congress passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that will provide essential food assistance to millions of Americans. The Food Depository applauds this bill for protecting SNAP from harmful proposed cuts. Read the full statement.