Ertharin Cousin grew up on Chicago’s West Side, in the Lawndale neighborhood, the oldest daughter of a social worker and community organizer.
Homelessness and hunger rose slightly in Chicago in 2013, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Chicago was one of 25 cities surveyed about demand for emergency services.
Thousands of people came out to Chicago’s lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
Nearly 800,000 people in Cook County, including one in five children, struggle to have access to healthy food and are at risk of hunger, according to a new study.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository has, for the first time, done a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of hunger in the Chicago area.
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.