Lakeview Pantry welcomed 13 high school students from Chicago Public Schools for a six-week Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), where they are assisting with food access, home delivery, development, marketing and more. This is an exciting opportunity for them to gain work experience and make a positive impact in their community!
Our YEP students also had the chance to meet a very special visitor at Lakeview Pantry: Senator Dick Durbin! After taking a tour of our beautiful Sheridan Market, the senator sat down with our YEP interns to talk about their summer of civic engagement. We were thrilled to welcome Sen. Durbin to showcase this unique program and thank him for his support of all our work here at the Pantry!