As holiday menus are being planned, local food banks are scrambling to feed everyone in need this coming year. Area soup kitchens and food pantries are seeing record numbers of people through their doors.Kate Maehr heads the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
A new study by the Greater Chicago Food Depository says one in five Chicagoans are “food insecure.”The agency looked at data from 77 city neighborhoods and 119 Cook County suburbs over the past decade.
New statistics from the state's food stamp program show an increase in those receiving assistance in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that numbers from the Illinois Department of Human Services show about 857,000 households enrolled in the Supp