ABC7's Feed the Love

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Because of COVID-19, hunger is rising across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The pandemic and job losses have pushed hundreds of thousands of our neighbors, maybe your neighbors, to the end of their resources. We know that any change in work hours or a job loss, unexpected medical diagnosis or other unexpected bill can greatly affect one's ability to put food on their table.

This need is unlike anything our food banks have seen in decades of feeding communities. The food banks that serve Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are working harder than ever to keep up. They're buying more food, making more deliveries and serving thousands of our neighbors every day. In the coming months we expect food insecurity to grow significantly. Winter brings difficult trade-offs as families choose between paying bills like heat or buying groceries. No one should ever have to make those tough choices.

No one should go hungry in Chicagoland, now or ever. Together, you can help ABC 7 Chicago feed the love and feed our neighbors. If you would like to get involved, our food bank partners are in great need of monetary donations and your gift of whatever amount will provide food and hope for local families in need during this critical time. One single dollar can provide three meals and the first $35,000 raised is matched by Disney/ABC 7! If you need help, please get help. If you can help, please do.

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For information on where to go for food and other resources in your area follow any of these links:

Greater Chicago Food Depository:


Program locator for those who live in Cook County

Northern Illinois Food Bank:


For neighbors in the suburbs outside of Cook County
Mobile and Pop up Calendar
Information and/or assistance from SNAP - Call toll-free 1-844-600-SNAP (7627) or email: snap@northernilfoodbank.org or fill out this contact form

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana:


Mobile market

And if you wish to learn of volunteer opportunities to help distribute food, you can learn more about how to sign up at either of these links:

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

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