End Hunger Blog

Our blog will educate, inform and and encourage our friends, supporters and partners about hunger and poverty in Chicago and our mission to end it. 

Food Insecurity in Seniors

Did you know that the rate of hunger among seniors has increased 45% since 2001? As the American Boomer generation ages into seniority, there are growing challenges to their well-being that influence food insecurity. Our Home-Based Support Services Case Manager, Eva Trampka, discusses these challenges and how Lakeview Pantry is working to meet this need.

Three Generations of Lakeview Pantry Volunteers

Lakeview Pantry’s community of more than 4,000 volunteers is made up of individuals, groups and families from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds. For one family in particular, these connections are personal: for Lollie Bennish, volunteering with three generations of her own family is especially rewarding and meaningful!

To Lakeview Pantry and Beyond

As Lakeview Pantry looks ahead to its 50th anniversary next year, Chief Operating Officer Bill Thomas reflects on how we can steer this organization into a bright future.

Health and Hope for Breast Cancer Action Month

As it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there has been a push from those in the survivor community — including our Director of Programs, Jennie Hull — to change this month to Breast Cancer Action Month! Awareness is great but we need to do more. Commit to action this month by donating to our Health and Hope program in order to support those fighting for their lives!

The State of SNAP

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is facing a major cut from the current administration. Under this proposal, 3.1 million people could lose their SNAP benefits due to the administration cutting the “broad based categorical eligibility” policy—including Lakeview Pantry clients. One client, Meredith*, has a part-time job and works hard to support her family of four. Meredith and her husband (who also works) rely on their SNAP benefits to help feed their two children.

Happy Pride Month!

June is here again in Lakeview, and every year around this time we celebrate Pride. It’s not just a festival and celebration of LGBTQ people, but a time to celebrate the beauty and importance of diversity in our community.

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver more than 2.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Get help today!

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