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.
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.”
Food Depository Launches Annual Summer Meals Program For KidsKids will be out for the summer on Tuesday if they're in the Chicago Public Schools system, but it's not always a great thing to be on break. because some kids have trouble getting healthy meals outside of school.
Top Summer Volunteer Opportunities For Families In ChicagoLook into any of these summer volunteering opportunities and don't be surprised if Junior shows glimmers of compassion and kindness all year long.
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.
Volunteers Spread The Word About Summer Meals In ChicagoVolunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.
Annual Summer Lunch Program For Needy Kids Launches In ChicagoOrganizations that host free summer meal programs for needy children kicked off their annual effort to make sure those kids get healthy food at a time of year when they often struggle to get the nutrition they need.
Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA HospitalThe 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.
Lunch Buses Providing Free Summer Meals To Chicago Area Kids Summer means no homework and plenty of time to play, but for many local kids it's also a challenge to find something to eat, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Thousands Walk Along Lakefront To Fight HungerThousands of people came out to Chicago's lakefront Saturday morning to help in the fight against hunger.
Holiday Push On For Charity DonationsDaniel Borochoff of the independent watchdog group CharityWatch said charitable giving is up a bit this year among people with higher incomes, especially in giving stocks.
Best Places In Chicago To Give Back This Holiday SeasonWhy wait until New Year's Day to start your resolution to volunteer? Consider checking out the following five Chicago-area organizations that can use volunteers this holiday season.
Best Alternatives To Shopping On Black Friday In ChicagoThis Black Friday, skip the shopping mall and spend time outdoors or helping others with these five suggestions.