Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The annual United Way food donation event will span six counties across northern Illinois.
Within the past five years, local food pantries estimate the need for food and toiletries has more than doubled. In effort to help combat increasing local hunger, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is hosting a massive food drive this Thursday, April 18 to help restock local food pantries across six counties: Cook, Will, Kane, McHenry, DuPage and Lake. Check the UWMC website for a full list of requested items All are welcome to take part in this regional effort to help those in need. Anyone can drop off donations of non-perishable food or toiletries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southland dropoff point, Lincoln Mall 208 Lincoln Mall Drive, Matteson, IL 60443. READ: Southland Philanthropist Envisions 'Giant Mound of Food' The …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Donate food to those in need.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Local food pantry staff say that their shelves have grown bare as demand continues to rise.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Dan Lambert
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The holidays are always a busy time for local food pantries and this year has been particularly demanding. Those who run local food pantries say the number of area families in need has risen sharply over the last several years and every donation helps as they look to supply holiday provisions. With that in mind, Shirey Cadillac in Oak Lawn offered customers and employees a chance to give back to their community this holiday season. The dealership donated hundreds of items to the Village Pantry Coalition in Evergreen Park and Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn. Jolene Churak, president of the Village Pantry Coalition, says that the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time when the food supply can dip. Local …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
More and more people are in need of assistance from food pantries this year. Some nearby churches are looking for donations to continue to meet these needs in the community.
This year, many more people have found themselves in need of food assistance than in previous years. The Greater Chicago Food Depository reports the need for emergency food assistance is increassing in Cook County. "One in eight Cook County residents are served through the Chicago Food Depository or at one of our many food pantries, soup kitchens or shelters throughout the city," says Bob Dolgan, spokesman for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. According to a recent study, the Greater Chicago Food Depository also reports that the recession and rising unemployment rates have caused a 36 percent increase in people relying on emergency and supplemental food. To help in meet this demand, many local food pantries are in need of your …