Insights on solutions and contributors to hunger, and the lives of Americans in need from Feeding America and network food bank staff and guest contributors.

Sunday, May 19 2013
You can help reverse course and restore cuts to SNAP as the farm bill moves forward. Together, we can make solving hunger a priority for our nation's leaders. Call the Feeding America hotline at 886-527-1087 to be connected with your House Representative. Tell your representative that they must vote no when the farm bill goes to the House floor.
Tags: Take Action
Wednesday, May 15 2013
More than 150 partners, volunteers and staff of the Greater Chicago Food Depository traveled to Springfield on May 1, 2013, to discuss hunger in our community with our elected officials. I had the great opportunity to be a part of the group and lend my voice to end hunger in Illinois. Here's a look at my day...
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Despite our best efforts to convince Congress to balance the budget in a way that doesn't hurt families struggling with hunger, the House Agriculture Committee is poised to vote on a Farm Bill that will cut SNAP, or food stamps, by $21 billion. That's 8 billion meals that will be lost.
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Wednesday, May 1 2013
Too many older adults in America face challenges that limit their ability to obtain or prepare food, including limited budgets, declining mobility and medical issues. A 2012 study conducted for the Greater Chicago Food Depository by the Social IMPACT Research Center found that more than 183,000 older adults in Cook County are at risk of hunger. The Greater Chicago Food Depository has developed several programs that address the needs of food-insecure older adults.
Thursday, Jun 21 2012
Here is our CEO Vicki Escarra's statement on the passage of the Farm Bill by the Senate today.
Tags: Advocacy
Tuesday, Jun 19 2012
Tags: SNAP
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