For more than 40 years, we’ve been working every day to end hunger in our community. It is our shared responsibility to help our neighbors build healthy, secure lives, and strengthen the communities they call home.
We know there are areas of need that remain underserved in Cook County – and, the numbers are certain to grow. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the risk of hunger that too many of our neighbors face. The number of older adults living on fixed incomes, and facing mobility and health challenges, is expected to significantly increase. Households with children, particularly those headed by single mothers, and the unemployed and underemployed, are also at greater risk of food insecurity.
The Nourish Campaign is our bold response to hunger across Chicago and Cook County, now and into the future. In the next phase of our plan, we will break ground on new facilities – and the next chapter in our mission to end hunger. While the COVID-19 crisis has affected our timeline, it has also confirmed the need for this transformative response. As we advance our plans, we are incorporating learnings from this crisis to ensure long-term impact.