Tackling Food Insecurity In Chicago Amid The Pandemic; 'We Definitely Need People To Give If They Can'"This year we're on track to serve 11,000 people so we're really seeing a huge increase."
Food Insecurity Is An Issue For Many College Students, And UIC Pop-Up Pantry Has Stepped In To HelpThe report Hunger on Campus found up to half of U.S. college students report food insecurity. The University of Illinois at Chicago is tackling the problem head-on with a pop-up food pantry for students.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance"Every day we learn stories of individuals, some of whom are turning to food pantries for the very first time in their lives."
Wrigley Field Gets Ready To Serve As A Local Food Pantry OutpostThere is plenty of space to pack food and get it ready to be distributed to people in need.
Helping Chicago's Hungry For The 9/11 Day Of ServiceKnown as a national day of service, several thousand volunteers are making their way through Union Station, not to take a train, but to line up and put together bags of food for the hungry.
Letter Carriers Food Drive Starts SaturdayPeople are encouraged to leave bags of non-perishable food items near a mailbox before their mail arrives.
United Way's April Food DayWhile donations are high during the holidays, they can run low during April.
Report Ties Disability To Lack Of Access To Healthy FoodThe report found 31 percent of households that have a disabled working-age adult in the Chicago area are “food insecure.”
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.
Study: Families Who Struggle With Food Insecurity Also Face Higher Health Care CostsWith hundreds of thousands of people in Cook County already having trouble finding enough healthy food, a new study reveals that struggle might bring an added burden: higher health care costs.
Study: 1 in 5 Children At Risk Of Hunger In Cook County 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.