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Here’s How You Can Help Migrants Arriving In Chicago From Texas

Local organizations have been working with the city to offer resources for newly arrived migrants. Here's how you can help out.


Diapers, Kids Clothes And More To Be Given Away On Southwest Side In Honor Of Young Mother Killed Buying Used Stroller

Saturday's event is noon-2 p.m. at the United Credit Union parking lot. The group also accepts same-day donations before the giveaway.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Latino Chicagoans’ Life Expectancy Has Dropped 7 Years Since 2012 — The Steepest Decline In The City

In 2012, the life expectancy for Latino residents was 83.1 years; but that’s fallen to 75.9 years as of 2020. This has been fueled by barriers to health care, living in food deserts and dealing with stress and instability, experts said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Get Free Groceries At Garfield Ridge Baptist Church Saturday

The Southwest Collective and Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition will start the giveaway 1 p.m. Saturday. Fresh produce and pantry staples will be available.

Midway, West Lawn

Día De Los Muertos Celebrations In Archer Heights Will Include ‘Trunk Or Treating’ And Public Ofrenda

There will be an altar, or ofrenda, for guests to display photos of their loved ones Oct. 30.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

After Pregnant Woman Murdered While Seeking Out Baby Supplies, Group Formed In Her Honor Helps Hundreds Of Parents In Need

After the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Southwest Collective launched a program to help families get baby supplies and support from other parents.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Get Your Coffee Fix, Help Feed Families In Need: Back Of The Yards Coffee Bean Sales To Benefit Southwest Side Community Group

Back of the Yards Coffee is donating proceeds from its 47th Street blend to the Southwest Collective. The group has fed residents in need through the pandemic.

Back of the Yards

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.

Gage Park, Brighton Park