After Encouraging Chicagoans To Pick Up PPE Litter, Chicago Company iPromo Donates 100,000 Masks To Greater Chicago Food DepositoryOne hundred thousand masks were delivered to the Greater Chicago Food Depository thanks to a local business owner who saw a pandemic problem: used masks thrown all over city streets.
Signs Of Hope At The Greater Chicago Food Depository As Demand Lowers, But Food Insecurity Still Higher Than Before PandemicThe coronavirus pandemic put a big strain on food pantries across the nation. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra had a look Wednesday at how Chicago is navigating the food crisis one year later, because it takes a lot to keep Chicagoans fed.
Community Groups In Chicago Gather Resources For Food Donations Driven By The Pandemic: 'It Is Heartbreaking'"This will be a crisis that lasts for months or even years."
Greater Chicago Food Depository Gets Donations Of Food, Vans To Help With Deliveries"Whether it's companies like Amazon or individuals helping their neighbors, it's a beautiful thing."
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."
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."
Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Food Banks To Increase Spending 40% Because Of Fewer DonationsFood pantries across the country are in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra tells us about the latest hurdles to keep Chicago’s people fed.
United Center Now Home To Nearly 400 Tons Of Food Stored By Greater Chicago Food DepositoryThe scoreboard is dark, and the stands are empty, but the floor at the United Center is packed end-to-end, filled with nearly 26,000 boxes of food.
United Center Helps Store Food For Greater Chicago Food Depository During COVID-19 CrisisCrews have unloaded several pallets of food on the United Center's arena floor. Those boxes will be distributed to those in need through the Food Depository's various partners.
Illinois Broadcasters Coming Together To Fight Against Hunger; Here's How To Get InvolvedIllinois broadcaster are coming together Thursday to try and ease the incredible challenges many people are now facing just to put food on the table.
Illinois Broadcasters 'United Against Hunger' Kicks Off ThursdayCBS 2 is working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Custom CarMax Stickers Represent Nonprofit Of Buyers' ChoiceChicago customers can swap in their CarMax stickers for a custom sticker representing the nonprofit they want the company to support.
Obama Surprises Volunteers At Greater Chicago Food Depository On The Day Before Thanksgiving EveThe day before #ThanksgivingEve, former president Barack Obama surprised volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Tuesday by joining in to help pack food for Thanksgiving.
Deadline To Sign Up For Chiditarod ApproachesThe deadline to sign up for one of the more unusual charitable events in the Chicago-area is Tuesday.
Chicago Homeless Shelters Serve Up StarbucksEvery night, trucks from the Greater Chicago Food Depository pick up unsold salads, sandwiches and wraps from Starbucks and delivers them to homeless shelters.