How Two Local Groups Are Tackling Food Insecurity During COVID-19

Experts say communities that are hardest hit by the pandemic were already struggling with high rates of poverty and food insecurity.

Bags of fresh food wait to be given away in Chicago in May. The number of malnourished people is expected to climb globally, according to the United Nations.
Bags of fresh food wait to be given away in Chicago in May. The number of malnourished people is expected to climb globally, according to the United Nations.
Bags of fresh food wait to be given away in Chicago in May. The number of malnourished people is expected to climb globally, according to the United Nations.
Bags of fresh food wait to be given away in Chicago in May. The number of malnourished people is expected to climb globally, according to the United Nations.

How Two Local Groups Are Tackling Food Insecurity During COVID-19

Experts say communities that are hardest hit by the pandemic were already struggling with high rates of poverty and food insecurity.

Data shows that 15 percent of Cook County residents are facing food insecurity, up from 10 percent in 2018. Reset checks in with two local organizations about how they’re tackling food insecurity, unemployment and racial justice in food.

GUESTS: Erika Allen, co-founder and CEO of Urban Growers Collective

Nicole Robinson, vice president of community impact at the Greater Chicago Food Depository