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.
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.
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.
A Chicago community gardening group has won a top prize from the Metropolitan Planning Council for its corner garden in Logan Square.
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.
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.
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.
The Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry is narrowing its scope by cutting 13 communities — about 500 people per month — from its client base.
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.