Hundreds Of Out Of Work Families Line Up Outside Local Food Banks During COVID-19 CrisisSaturday morning at Northern Illinois Food Bank people lined up hours before the doors even opened.
Letter Carriers Food Drive Starts SaturdayPeople are encouraged to leave bags of non-perishable food items near a mailbox before their mail arrives.
Thousands Walk Along Lakefront To Fight HungerThousands of people came out to Chicago's lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
Closing Of Dominick's Stores A Big Loss For Food BanksDominick’s had been a major benefactor to local food banks, and will no longer be providing donations to an annual effort to fight hunger.
Food Pantries Seeing Spike In Visits Due To Rising Food PricesWith all the rain we've had lately, we might forget we had a serious drought this summer, and that the drought will have a big impact on food prices this fall.
Food Stamp Surge In IllinoisEven 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.
Some Food Pantries Offering Food For PetsMany food pantries are no longer just for people. They're for pets, too.