One in six households in Chicago report serious problems simply affording food, according to a recent study by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on how the pandemic has financially impacted four major U.S. cities.
And even more of those households say they’re skipping or delaying paying their bills just to ensure everyone in their family has enough to eat.
Reset checks in with local food pantries about the uptick in food insecurity. We’ll also hear from Chicagoans who say being able to afford food is getting increasingly difficult.
GUESTS: April Harris, grassroots organizer with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Nicole Robinson, vice president of community impact at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Velma Smith, organizer for The Love Fridge