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where food and social justice meet
Community Care highlights Chicago natives making a difference for those within their community through food.
The Community Care series follows two organizations combating a social justice issue to better their community. With seeing unemployment across the restaurant industry due to the pandemic and dealing with the hardships of homelessness, both organizations have a story to tell.
Their goal? To take care of their community and raise awareness for their cause.
WHAT IS FOOD INSECURITY?
Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to adequate, nutritious food. People who are food insecure struggle to avoid hunger, a more narrow physiological condition.
— Greater Chicago Food Depository
HERE ARE THE FACTS
residents in Cook County are now food insecure since the pandemic. This makes Cook County the third largest population for food insecurity in the country.
- Block Club Chicago
restaurant workers went unemployed at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
people have or continue to experience homelessness in Chicago
-Chicago's Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count & Survey report (2019)
of adults received mental health treatment within 12 months In 2019
- National Center of Health Statistics.
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