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
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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
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.