Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago is abundant in luxury shops and fun winter festivals but it is also packed with those in need this holiday season. Take this opportunity to find a way to help others through a holiday gift donation.
Gov. Pat Quinn is reminding state residents to support food banks around Illinois during the holiday season and throughout the year.
This is known as the season for giving, but in Englewood there is a woman who gives year-round. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.
Hunger is a growing problem this year, with many families who never thought they would have trouble putting food on the table really struggling because of the economy.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository has, for the first time, done a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of hunger in the Chicago area.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes tons of food across the region, is straining under the cost of keeping its delivery trucks on the road. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
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.
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