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.
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.