|From left to right, Valeria, Guadalupe and Roberto received summer meals at a Lunch Bus stop in Chicago Heights.|
Friday, June 27, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
|Whether homeless, employed or retired, Derrick can count on Grant Memorial AME's soup kitchen and food pantry for a consistent source of quality food.|
Thursday, June 19, 2014
- Lisa: I walk to help those who need it. You never know what curves life will throw your way. One day I, or a friend or family member, may need to utilize a food pantry.
- Being undernourished should not exist as a roadblock to reaching one's full potential in our society.
- Rachel: I walk for the individuals and families who need it.
- Chicago Tribune Community Giving: There are too many people without food. This is a great cause to help others right here in our city.
- Mae: I walk because I don’t think that in 2014 people should be walking around hungry and homeless every day.
- Reginald: I’m walking because I appreciate the pantry giving me food!
- Monique: Stopping hunger motivates me to walk!
- Nessa: I know that it could be me on the streets, homeless and hungry. For this reason – it keeps me humble.
- Redeeming Grace Pantry: We walk because together, we can end hunger.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
|Bob "Ziggy" Anderson takes a 10-minute walk to the St. Ignatius Church Food Pantry each time he visits. The items he receives from the pantry – as well as the exercise he gets on the way there – help keep him healthy.|
Anderson, a resident of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, goes by the
nickname Ziggy. It helps him stand out, he says.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
|Norberta Almazan Bahena received bags of fresh produce from a Producemobile in Logan Square, which helps her maintain a healthy lifestyle as a diabetic.|
Now, thanks to the Producemobile, Norberta's fridge is full of fresh fruits and vegetables such as beets, cabbage, corn and melons.
As a diabetic, Norberta finds maintaining a healthy diet especially difficult.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
|Food Depository advocates met with lawmakers to discuss the Child Nutrition Resolution on Lobby Day in Springfield. Here, advocates meet with State Senator Iris Martinez.|
The resolution suggests schools that participate in the School Breakfast Program utilize alternate delivery models which would expand availability of meals. It also encourages Summer Food Service Program sites to operate as open sites to further increase access to meals. And, the resolution urges Congress to develop a 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization that protects and strengthens the federal food and nutrition safety net for children.
But, there is still much work to be done. In the coming months, lawmakers in Washington will begin discussing the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which authorizes all federal child nutrition programs including school breakfast and lunch. It is critical that child nutrition programs be protected, and the Food Depository will continue to make sure lawmakers are aware of their impact.