Food Pantry

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA Hospital

The Greater Chicago Food Depository has opened a food pantry at Hines VA Hospital near Maywood. It’s the food charity’s second such pantry. The first opening was last year at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in the Illinois Medical District on the West Side.

11/06/2014

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Number Of Food Insecure People Continues To Swell In Chicago Area

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but a new report today reveals many people here in the Chicago area are still struggling and the number is growing.

06/10/2013

All of the food at the Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry was ruined when the building flooded during last week's heavy rains. Twelve freezers also have to be replaced. (Photo courtesy: Pastor Trudy Griffins)

North Chicago Food Pantry’s Supplies Ruined By Floods

Pastor Trudy Griffins showed off the basement where all of Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry’s food was stored, until flood waters soaked the basement and everything in it.

CBS 2–04/26/2013

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Logan Square Community Garden Gets $1,500 Prize

A Chicago community gardening group has won a top prize from the Metropolitan Planning Council for its corner garden in Logan Square.

10/09/2012

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

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Pastor Hoping For Return Of Stolen Food Pantry Truck

As police and the community continue to search for a delivery truck stolen from a West Pullman food pantry, the pastor who runs the pantry has been speaking out about the theft of the truck he’d bought less than two weeks earlier.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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West Pullman Food Pantry’s Truck Stolen

Ten days after it was purchased, to better provide food to homebound seniors and others in need, a West Pullman community food pantry’s truck was stolen.

06/16/2012

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Oak Park Food Pantry To Cut Services To 13 Communities

The Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry is narrowing its scope by cutting 13 communities — about 500 people per month — from its client base.

10/22/2011

Inside The Lakeview Pantry. (Steve Miller/WBBM Photo)

Food Pantry Sees Increase In Need

The Lakeview Pantry is a partner of the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation. It’s director says people who come in for food often are eager to give back as volunteers.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2010