Posts tagged "Greater Chicago Food Depository"

One in 6 hungry in Cook County, food stamp cuts in Senate Farm Bill could make it worse

One in 6 hungry in Cook County, food stamp cuts in Senate Farm Bill could make it worse
Most people think those who are food insecure live below or near the national poverty level of $23,550 a year for a family of four. But the demographics of Cook County residents who can’t afford enough food to have an active lifestyle or meet their health needs vary widely–and could include your neighbor. A recent... Read more »

Help feed hungry families through your smartphone this holiday

Help feed hungry families through your smartphone this holiday
Got big plans for today? A 20-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce? If only all Chicagoans were so lucky. One in six people in Cook County are “food insecure,” meaning they’re not certain of their next meal. But this holiday season, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is helping people with plenty give a... Read more »