County Health Facilities To Screen For Families Who Are 'Food Insecure'Cook County has launched a two-year program to try to better identify people who have trouble putting food on the table for their families and getting them help.
Volunteers Spread The Word About Summer Meals In ChicagoVolunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.
Annual Summer Lunch Program For Needy Kids Launches In ChicagoOrganizations that host free summer meal programs for needy children kicked off their annual effort to make sure those kids get healthy food at a time of year when they often struggle to get the nutrition they need.
Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA HospitalThe 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.
Lunch Buses Providing Free Summer Meals To Chicago Area Kids Summer means no homework and plenty of time to play, but for many local kids it's also a challenge to find something to eat, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Thousands Walk Along Lakefront To Fight HungerThousands of people came out to Chicago's lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
Holiday Push On For Charity DonationsDaniel Borochoff of the independent watchdog group CharityWatch said charitable giving is up a bit this year among people with higher incomes, especially in giving stocks.
Best Places In Chicago To Give Back This Holiday SeasonWhy wait until New Year's Day to start your resolution to volunteer? Consider checking out the following five Chicago-area organizations that can use volunteers this holiday season.
Best Alternatives To Shopping On Black Friday In ChicagoThis Black Friday, skip the shopping mall and spend time outdoors or helping others with these five suggestions.
Massachusetts Governor Pays Up On Bet With Governor QuinnIt was pay up time at the Greater Chicago Food Depository as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick returned to his hometown to settle his wager with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
Thousands Take Part In Food Depository's Annual Hunger Walk Thousands of men, women and children walked to end hunger in our community during the Greater Chicago Food Depository's 28th Annual Hunger Walk.
Number Of Food Insecure People Continues To Swell In Chicago AreaWe'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.