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.
Hunger Relief in the News
Follow along with new and noteworthy developments as we work to end hunger. Find the latest news updates and press releases from the Food Depository here.
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.
ABC7 profiles Julie Beland, a graduate of Chicago’s Community Kitchens. The Food Depository’s culinary job training program was instrumental in getting Beland back on her feet after her release from prison.
As part of their “Share the Joy” campaign, ABC7 visits the Daley Market, a food pantry at Richard J. Daley College. In partnership with the Food Depository, three City Colleges of Chicago campuses now have permanent food pantries. The pantries
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke launched a virtual food drive to encourage his fans – and his detractors – to do good this holiday season. “People shouldn’t go hungry,” he writes. “That’s an idea everyone can get behind.”
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Gov. Bruce Rauner requested a waiver from the time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents to receive SNAP benefits. This waiver will preserve crucial benefits for vulnerable members of our community. Read our full statement.