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.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we will post weekly updates about our programs and any important news we have to share. Included at the end of this post are the ways you can support the Pantry.
While writing this post, I thought about all the families that come through our doors in need of our services; in doing so, I thought about my own family and my family history. What I admire about black history is the importance of family.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
3-2-1 Blastoff! We’re so excited to announce the launch of our NEW website!
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.