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2014-03-12 16:28:09

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food banks across the nation, and the millions of low-income people who turn to them for help, are still reeling from the effects of an unusually cold and snowy winter season, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The harsh winter, combined with the November 2013 cut of $5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to the food stamp program (now officially named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

2013-12-03 12:26:48

BCBSIL Awards Grant to the GCFD to support Healthy Kids Markets CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is proud to announce its support of the Greater Chicago Food Depository's (GCFD) Healthy Kids Markets program, awarding a $75,000 grant to help support the school-based food pantries for the 2014 fiscal year. "For many of our community's most vulnerable, health and wellness begins by addressing food insecurity; that's why...

2013-05-21 16:24:31

CHICAGO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prophet, a leading brand and marketing consultancy, has announced a brand repositioning and identity refresh for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank. The Greater Chicago Food Depository tapped Prophet to better leverage its brand to mobilize the public to end hunger. Prophet began a comprehensive brand assessment in 2012, conducting a 500-person survey and more than 50 in-person interviews with constituents. The research quickly...

2012-12-05 08:31:36

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YJT Solutions, a leading, Chicago based, provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting and managed services instituted an annual volunteer day. The firm plans to focus on Chicago charities in an effort to help local families and children in need. This year the firm sent 25% of its staff to the Greater Chicago Food Depository where volunteers wrapped donation barrels for the holiday season and bagged over one thousand snack bags for the...

2012-12-04 05:03:08

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, TLC Management Co., a property management group that owns and operates thirty-four apartment rental communities on or near Chicago´s lakefront, organizes a company wide food drive this holiday season to help aid the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 For the third year in a row, TLC Management Co., a Chicago-based property management company, is one of more than 700 Chicagoland organizations that has chosen to host...

2012-11-20 16:30:39

Contribution Will Fund 30 Mobile Food Distribution Efforts in 21 States CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading anti-hunger organization, is happy to announce a $1 million donation from Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) to support the operation of 30 mobile food distribution units operating in 21 states. The money will go to help bring food to rural areas, a critical need since residents in those areas are often far from any...

2012-03-14 13:00:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of corporate, nonprofit and government leaders joined Share Our Strength® and the Illinois Commission to End Hunger at Parker Elementary Community Academy in Chicago to release the Commission's report and kick off the Illinois No Kid Hungry® campaign. With Illinois Deputy Governor Cristal Thomas, Chicago Sky Center Ruth Riley and elementary students in attendance, the partners unveiled recommendations and a plan to...

2011-12-05 11:33:00

Domestic Hunger-Relief Charity Has 98 Percent Efficiency Rating CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, ranks No. 3 on Forbes Magazine's list of "The 200 Largest U.S. Charities" for 2011. Research for the Forbes 200 list was based on financial data from 2010. Feeding America was listed as the tenth largest charity in last year's Forbes report. "We are pleased that Feeding America is being recognized for...

2011-09-28 09:00:00

Food Banks Report Increase in Frequency of Use CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, Food Banks: Hunger's New Staple, released today by Feeding America finds that many Americans chronically depend on food pantries and other charitable food services to feed themselves and their families. The study provides an inaugural in-depth look at the frequency and duration in which low-income families seek food assistance from food banks and the agencies they serve. Food...

2011-09-21 16:37:00

ATLANTA and CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the past four weeks, AutoTrader.com, participating Chevrolet dealerships, two Major League Baseball teams and two pitching greats teamed up to "Drive Away Hunger" in both the Atlanta and Chicagoland areas. This year's second annual Drive Away Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds and collect food for local food banks in both communities, raised more than $80,000 and over 25,000 pounds of food. (Photo:...