A Just Harvest, a Rogers Park non-profit that fights hunger, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of families seeking food assistance this holiday season. It attributes the spike, in part, to cuts this month in the federal food stamp program.
Every September, hunger groups ask politicians, community leaders and journalists to take a break in their normal diet and try to live on $5 a day, or the amount allowed for users of food stamps (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP).
Pan African Rural Health and Social Services (PRHeSS) aids rural Africans in: maintaining clean drinking water; sanitary living conditions; poverty alleviation and opportunity through education. For Global Activism, PRHeSS Founder, Dr. Sam Kormoi, along with PRHeSS Board Director, Lesta Woods, will share stories about the people and communities they're helping to transform.
Bright Hope International helps faith communities provide aid and assistance to the extreme poor in some of the world’s most devastated countries. The group works in areas such as crisis response, orphan relief, and recently started a program to rescue girls from the sex trade in northern India. We’ll talk with Bright Hope's CEO and president, C.H. Dyer.
If the name Steve McQueen makes you think of the late American film star, a new show at the Art Institute of Chicago will change that. The exhibition covers 20 years of work by the renowned British artist and filmmaker.
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.
When people lose their jobs—and their homes—things like food and vet care for their animals start to look less like priorities.At the Animal Welfare League in suburban Chicago Ridge, behind doors plastered with posters asking for donations of dog food, are hundreds of panicked, barking dogs.