CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago area Veterans Administration hospital has been given some extra help, thanks to a new food bank in the western suburbs.
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 had no idea how great the need was, until we opened this pantry, and began to see the lines get longer and longer each week,” Food Depository CEO Kate Maehr said.