November 15, 2020
The Food Depository stands ready to respond to increased need for food related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find the latest information about our response here.
Our response in the news:
Executive director and CEO Kate Maehr shares about how to get involved as COVID-19 increases food insecurity across Cook County
Kelsie Kliner, associate director of youth programs, speaks about the Food Depository’s efforts to provide children meals during the pandemic.
Vice president of community impact Nicole Robinson speaks about the increase in demand the Food Depository has seen since January and her hopes for our future food systems.
Tribune columnist Mary Schmich visits one of our new community partners, New Life Centers of Chicagoland
Diane Schanzenbach, a Food Depository board member and director of Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, penned this op-ed calling on Congress to increase food assistance benefits during this crisis
Executive director and CEO Kate Maehr and board member Diane Schanzenbach discuss the importance of expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For its Local Heroes series, Crain’s featured Food Depository warehouse manager Jose DeSantiago
For WSJ’s “How I Cope” series, executive director and CEO Kate Maehr shared her tips for getting through these unprecedented times
ABC 7 reporter Jalyn Henderson visits Ravenswood Community Services, a partner in the Food Depository’s network, highlighting some changes that pantries and meal programs are making to serve food safely.
4/8: Chicago Tribune — Shoppers are buying groceries online to stay safe during the pandemic, but Illinois’ 1.8 million food stamp recipients — who advocates say are at greater risk — can’t, thanks to red tape
Op-ed by Dr. Monica Peek, a Food Depository board member
4/1: Coverage of our partnership with the United Center, which provided the Food Depository with storage space for more than 460,000 pounds of food boxes.
Executive director and CEO Kate Maehr was featured on GMA as part of a report highlighting how food banks across the country are stepping up to serve the growing number of people in need.
Executive director and CEO Kate Maehr joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other local nonprofit leaders to inform community members about how to find food and ways they can help.
3/17: WBEZ’s Reset
Greg Trotter, senior manager of public relations, spoke with White about the increased risk for food insecurity caused by COVID-19 and how people can help.
Originally published by Greater Chicago Food Depository: Source