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
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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
In areas where there is high need and low access to fresh produce, the Food Depository’s Producemobile program is available to help. The Producemobile is a farmer’s market on wheels. It makes two stops each day to deliver fresh vegetables
Chicago’s Community Kitchens, the 14-week foodservice job training program at the Food Depository, serves up second chances. This ABC7 News story features Corry, a graduate of Chicago’s Community Kitchens. He overcame barriers to employment with the help of the program.
At the Veterans Stand Down on November 18, 650 veterans received a hot lunch, bags of food, winter clothes, and connections to community resources. ABC 7 attends the Stand Down with Emily Daniels, Manager of Veterans’ Programs for the Greater Chicago