With more than 797,000 people in Cook County unsure when they will have their next meal, there is enormous opportunity to help. While shipping more than 150,000 pounds of food every day, volunteers are needed weekdays to pack food, load trucks, deliver and pickup produce, and for administrative tasks, order checking, events, and food shows. Food and money donations are also needed.
Ms. Arts says, “With such high percentages of those hungry being children under 18, and a large number of households in Cook County having at least one unemployed adult, we wanted to donate our time and help the hungry on behalf of The Power Company. It is our vision to create a compassionate culture within our company and to encourage our employees, as well as others, to give back and help those less fortunate whenever possible.
The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, mobile programs, and children’s and adult programs, which address the root causes of hunger. They report to have distributed 66 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, last year. Approximately 150,000 meals are served every day.
"At The Power Company, it is our mission to make a difference,”
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