“Every day, we hear about people in this world who are hungry, but you don’t have to go to a third world country to see hunger,” says Dan Jariabka, President of the Hunger Resource Network. “Hunger is here!”
According to the Hunger in America Study for 2014, every year, 1 in 6 of our neighbors in Cook County turns to the Greater Chicago Food Depository for help to feed themselves and their families. Of those people, 62 percent had to choose between paying for food and paying for medical bills. While these numbers seem daunting, you can help by joining the Hunger Resource Network this Saturday for their Northbrook Community Outreach Day!
Join the Hunger Resource Network (HRN) as they help distribute 10o,000 pounds of chicken to more than 70 local food pantries, homeless shelters and food kitchens from Lake County to the South Side of Chicago at no cost to any of the agencies. This event was funded and supported by donations of customers and team members from the Whole Foods stores in Northbrook and South Evanston who helped raise over $22,000 for HRN.
When: Saturday, March 28, 7-10 a.m.
Where: Parking lot of Whole Foods Market, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook
The organization: Hunger Resource Network is made up entirely of volunteers who are dedicated to alleviating hunger. Founded in 2009, the organization grew out of a food rescue project at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook. It carries out its mission of alleviating hunger by coordinating partnerships between community resources and food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that are often too small to be served by other organizations. Its volunteers have helped distribute more than 1 million pounds of food to their recipient agencies.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Cindy Slubowski at [email protected]