WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports on Corry Simmons, Production Assistant for Chicago’s Community Kitchens. This 14-week culinary job training program prepares students who are unemployed and underemployed to succeed in foodservice careers. Corry completed the program himself: “I was really
Hunger Relief in the News
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The Board of Directors and staff of the Greater Chicago Food Depository are deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Cygan, President of Jewel-Osco. For nearly two decades, Doug Cygan was a passionate promoter of our mission, first as Chair
Chicago’s Community Kitchens has provided job training for 20 years. ABC 7 visited the summer graduation ceremony, which celebrated the 11 most recent graduates. Watch the video.
For new graduates like Pam Franklin, completing the CCK program represents a new beginning.
The Lunch Bus is our mobile summer meal program, rolling through priority neighborhoods in Chicago and the suburbs to deliver food for kids. FOX 32 visits one Lunch Bus stop in South Lawndale to see the program in action.
The Daily Southtown visits a program called the Fatherhood Project, which connects young fathers living in poverty to job training and opportunities. Staff from Chicago’s Community Kitchens (CCK) presented to the participants about this program that helps unemployed and underemployed adults
NBC 5 Chicago visits the biannual Veterans Stand Down event at General Jones Armory. More than 600 veterans received hot meals, medical care and connections to social services at the event. “No one should go hungry, especially not people who