A drive to end hunger was not top of mind when we launched this foundation, but the economic struggles and challenges resulting from the global pandemic, and then a chance partnership with Kevin Bacon, changed everything for us!
Our focus on hunger ranges on local challenges in our beloved Chicago to a global understanding of how it impacts global health and economics. There is much to learn about this issue, and it’s far more complicated than simply helping supply a local food kitchen.
What follows below are notes and updates about our work to help end hunger now. CLICK HERE to support our ongoing work to #EndHunger!
“Your contribution will help neighbors across the city access nutritious food, quality mental health care, and empowering social services. Your donation will ensure the strength of our programs as we continue to see demand for services at historic highs. Thank you for fighting hunger and feeding hope in Chicago.”
From the desk of Lakeview Pantry, 15 September 2021 (Awarded $2,500)
30 August 2021 / World Central Kitchen – On August 14, 2021, southern Haiti was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, claiming the lives of over 1,200 people and destroying more than 13,000 homes. Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen teams were on the ground immediately setting up relief efforts to get fresh meals to people in need, cooking and serving fresh meals to families affected in Les Cayes and Jeremie, two prominent cities that were devastatingly impacted.
And then, on Saturday, August 28, Chef José Andrés left Haiti, where he and his WCK organization had been preparing and distributing food to earthquake victims, and flew to New Orleans to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. He and his team landed ahead of the storm, and had already set up three kitchens with enough supplies to prepare 100,000+ meals to those in need throughout Louisiana.
We are thrilled to support their crisis hunger work. (Awarded $2,500)