WIC, provides healthy-food vouchers, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to roughly 9 million poor American women and their children. Many of our homeless families receive nutritious food and baby formula from this valuable program. The WIC program will no longer be providing this essential service by the end of the week due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. CCO will try to bridge huge gap that the loss of this program will create.
Consider donating today. Click on the ‘Donate’ button on the right. Thank you!
We want to be plastic-free! Do you have reusable shopping bags that are just gathering dust? Drop them off any time at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. They will be used for our food pantry program that provides nutritious food to over 125 households each week. Thank you!
Children everywhere are gearing up for a new school year. At CCO we shelter over 100 children with their parents. Next week CCO will host a Back-to-School bash that will include pizza, sandwiches,homemade treats, the amazing dance group, Kuumba Lynx and Eddie Bocanegra, our inspirational speaker from the documentary, The Interrupters. Be sure to check back next week to view this years photo album!
Hunt.Fish.Feed. came to CCO to serve up delicious salmon and venison taco’s for our shelter guests. The encouraging comments and letters keep coming in from our residents. Here are a few excerpts:
“The food was fresh and innovative. I always had a compunction about eating ‘Bambi’ (venison) but as I tore into that venison taco and had no remorse. And the salmon was so fresh it melted in my mouth.” – Ardeth V.
“Very stylish and gourmet. I can’t wait until they return!” – Gwendolyn J.
“The food was good. Thank you so much!” – Eric
Everyone at CCO raved about the delicious meal! To learn more about Hunt.Fish.Feed. and their efforts to fight hunger in America, click here.
Coinstar and Redbox donated nearly 3,000 insulated bags! Thank you!
We want your reusable bags! If you have reusable bags you no longer need please drop them off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. CCO is working to be “plastic-free.”
How will your donated bags be used? They will be given to our food pantry patrons who will fill them with nutritious food from our pantry. We are asking everyone to bring their bags back when they come back to the pantry. So, join us in this exciting change and donate your bags today. Thanks!
Recently, Hunt.Fish.Feed. came to CCO to prepare and serve salmon and venison tacos to our shelter guests. It was a delicious meal.
The following is a thank you note to Hunt.Fish.Feed from one of our shelter residents.
“Thank you so much for taking the time to fix us a special dinner. The tacos were really good. I thought they were made with ground beef (LOL)! This was the first time I tasted salmon. It went well with the dill sauce and lemon juice. It was delicious!”
Do you have reusable bags that you aren’t using? Our food pantry patrons would love to use your bags! CCO would like to be plastic bag free so join us in our efforts by dropping off your reusable bags at 4628 North Clifton Avenue in Chicago. Check back with us for more information…
Recently, State Representative Greg Harris came to CCO to be a part of our annual Hunt.Fish.Feed. event. CCO Staff and Executive Director, Sandy Ramsey were grateful for the opportunity to thank Representative Harris for his work in defending the homeless budget last year in Springfield.
Executive Chef Scott Leysath creates a delicious meal for our residents.
An army of volunteers prepare and serve fresh food.
Salmon caught in Lake Michigan.
Top chefs Scott Leysath and David Draper along with Alderman Cappelman and Illinois House Rep. Greg Harris made the event extra special.
The CCO dining room with menus and bouquets for our residents.
Alderman Cappelman visits with CCO residents.
Hunt.Fish.Feed in partnership with Comcast Digital Cable prepared and served a delicious salmon dinner for our shelter guests last week. The salmon to be served has been donated by fisherman that participated in the PFC Geoffrey Morris Tournament on Lake Michigan.
The special meal was prepared by Executive Chef Scott Leysath and special guest David Draper. Alderman Cappelman and Illinois House Rep. Greg Harris joined CCO staff and residents for this special event! We are grateful to everyone who attended and made our shelter guests fill nourished and cared for.
Hunt.Fish.Feed uses wild game as a food source to help alleviate hunger in America. We are grateful that chose CCO for another amazing year!