Chicago

where food and social justice meet

Community care

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. 

Soup Kitchen

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

800K

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

5,390

 people have or continue to experience homelessness in Chicago

-Chicago's Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count & Survey report (2019)

8M

restaurant workers went unemployed at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

-Business Insider

of adults received mental health treatment within 12 months In 2019

 

- National Center of Health Statistics.

19.2%

Unemployment

homelessness

Unemployment

homelessness

Unemployment

homelessness

ON THE GROUND

Meet three people making a difference for their community through food. 

This is community care.

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MOMS CHICAGO

KELLY + RANDI

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taste for the homeless

DR. MICHAEL AIRHART