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Thousands Walk Along Lakefront To Fight Hunger

Thousands of people came out to Chicago’s lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.

06/21/2014

The Bannockburn Dominick's will be staying open until Jan. 25. (Credit: CBS)

Closing Of Dominick’s Stores A Big Loss For Food Banks

Dominick’s had been a major benefactor to local food banks, and will no longer be providing donations to an annual effort to fight hunger.

01/14/2014

The Care For Real food pantry in the Edgewater neighborhood has seen a rise in demand, from about 700 clients per month in 2007 to about 4,500 per month in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Food Pantries Seeing Spike In Visits Due To Rising Food Prices

With all the rain we’ve had lately, we might forget we had a serious drought this summer, and that the drought will have a big impact on food prices this fall.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Debit cards replaced paper food stamp coupons in 2004. (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Food Stamp Surge In Illinois

Even as the economy grew and the unemployment rate began to shrink, the number of Illinois households getting food stamps hit record levels in December, showing no signs of an economic recovery, and area food pantries say they’ve continued to see more people asking for help.

01/15/2011

Wilmette Pet Center

Some Food Pantries Offering Food For Pets

Many food pantries are no longer just for people. They’re for pets, too.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2010