Greater Chicago Food Depository
Volunteers 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.
Organizations 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.
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.
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 of people came out to Chicago’s lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
Daniel 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.
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It 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 of men, women and children walked to end hunger in our community during the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 28th Annual Hunger Walk.
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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.