Noteworthy News Articles on Food Access
Please share news stories from local and national press on food access in the time of COVID!
"Movie Studio Becomes Food Pantry Warehouse Serving Families Impacted by Coronavirus" - Block Club Chicago, 4/7/20
To meet the high demand for food during these tough times, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is seeking volunteers. The organization has had to narrow their volunteer pool to only people aged 18 to 60 years old to protect the health of older adults and retirees who have been major helpers in the past.
“We really need people. And we understand people are scared. … It’s a safe and empowering way for people to help their neighbors out,” Trotter said.
Volunteers must register online ahead of time at Chicagosfoodbank.org/volunteer."
A COVID hero who's putting his company's moving know-how to new use
Instead of delivering furniture, Hunter Riley of Schlep is hauling food and other supplies for free. His company, Schlep, is doing deliveries for free for the Red Cross, Lakeview Pantry, Cradles to Crayons and Top Box Foods.
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How Hospitals Can Address Food Insecurity During Coronavirus: Click here to learn more about how Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are working with Copia to coordinate the donation of food from hospitals to communities facing increased food insecurity from COVID-19.
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