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An Austin Food Pantry Is Expanding To Address Increased Need Brought On By The Pandemic
The food pantry at Circle Urban Ministries will now operate twice a week thanks to a grant from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Families In Need Can Get Free Food At Drive-Thru Event Saturday In Pilsen
The food giveaway starts 9 a.m. Saturday at the MANA Parking Lot on the corner of Cermak Road and Allport Street.
These Southwest Siders Are Feeding Hundreds For Free And Putting Laid-Off Restaurant Workers Back To Work
Food’s Here, a program launched by a grassroots collective, uses extra food from meal subscription services and a closed restaurant to feed people hard hit by the pandemic.
Families In Need Can Get Free Food Wednesday In Pilsen
The food distribution will run 1-4 p.m.. at Gourmet Gorilla, 1200 W. Cermak Road.
Chicago Moms Have Baked 1,700 Lasagnas For Those In Need Since October — And They’re Not Slowing Down
The all-volunteer run program was founded by a California mom in May and has since spread to over 1,000 cities. The nonprofit abides by three simple principles: feed families, spread kindness and strengthen communities.
After Nearly A Year Of Providing Food To Families, Gage Park Mercadito Organizers Say Need Remains: ‘This Is Not Just A COVID Problem’
The Gage Park Latinx Council gave away 3,000 pounds of food within 15 minutes on its first day — and people kept showing up. “I think that speaks volumes to the level of food insecurity our community is seeing."
As Chicagoans Continue To Face Hunger In Pandemic, New Little Village Food Pantry Aims To Help: ‘The Need Is Massive’
With the help of partners and donors, New Life Centers bought the building on the corner of Lawndale Avenue and 27th Street to make way for a food pantry. It will be named El Mercado.
Urban Growers Collective’s Mobile Farmers Market Returns Monday, Selling Fresh Produce To South And West Siders
The mobile farmers market will visit 15 locations every week, from South Chicago and Washington Park to Garfield Ridge and Humboldt Park.
West Side Teens Transform Liquor Store Into Fresh Food Market: ‘We Can Do So Much More’
"Food is a basic necessity. But it's also a basic necessity we don't have access to," said Azariah Baker, a teen who worked to create the market.
Grants For Black And Brown Farmers Aim To Bring More Fresh Food To South And West Sides
People of color who own farms can apply for a piece of $650,000 in grant funding available through the Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund.
West Side Community Garden Getting Renovations So Seniors, People With Disabilities Can Use It
Paved walkways and raised planters will make it easier for people with disabilities to garden — including military veterans like garden founder Robert Hart.
The Love Fridge Is Bringing Free Food To Neighbors In Need In Little Village, Bridgeport: ‘People Want To Help’
As residents struggle with the economic downturn of coronavirus, volunteers are bringing fully stocked refrigerators to neighborhoods struggling with food insecurity.
Inspired By Little Free Libraries, Artists Turn Vacant West Side Building Into Free Grocery Store
The markets are stocked with food donated by neighbors and nonprofits hoping to make the art projects a permanent resource.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Joins Resident-Led Food Programs To Feed More Families, Frontline Workers
Two initiatives started by Hyde Parkers — the Kenwood Food Project and Feeding Frontliners — have joined forces and gained the backing of the neighborhood nonprofit.
After Looting Closes Stores, Group Organizes Grocery Giveaways For Hundreds Of South Side Seniors
Founder Natia Simone has overseen two grocery deliveries to more than 650 senior home residents in June.
West Town Nonprofit Is Collecting Food, Household Items, Toiletries This Weekend
Founded in 1969, Esperanza Community Services provides education, housing and other services to Chicago children and adults who have disabilities.
Hyde Park’s First Unitarian Church To Host Food Distribution Site Tuesday Afternoon
Those in need of food can stop by the church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., from 3–6 p.m. Tuesday. Organizers are also requesting donations of money and supplies.
CPS Will Resume Giving Free Meals To Kids Tuesday
The district temporarily stopped the program Monday due to "the evolving nature of activity across the city."
Last Year It Cost $5 For West Side Community Gardens To Tap Into City Water. Now The Price Is $1,700
New regulations require community gardens use a pricey valve and union plumber to connect to fire hydrants. Gardeners say the new rule will hurt low-income Black communities the most.