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.
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 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.
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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