Did you know that over 200,000 meals were served from the Cornerstone Community Outreach dining room in 2012? Trays were filled with hot, nutritious meals and served to families and single’s living in our shelter programs. Each Saturday our dinner guest program serves a meal to over 100 of our neighbors, as well.
Consistent, nutritious meals play an important role in allowing our shelter guests to focus on finding stable housing, pursue academic studies or employment training programs.
We are grateful to be able to offer this service to so many. And we would like to say a special thank you to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). They provide healthy foods to CCO and so many other nonprofit organizations in Chicago. Each June the GCFD holds a 3 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. The event is open to the public and if you choose to walk on behalf of CCO our food budget increases automatically.
If you would like to fight hunger in Chicago by joining us at the 2013 Hunger Walk. Contact Beth at email@example.com. If you would like to donate to the operation of CCO’s shelter programs and services click the Donate Now button on the right.
Today, over 150 neighborhood households came to CCO to “shop” through fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods and boxed food items. Without the CCO Foodbag Program many people would struggle to pay rent and get the food they need each month.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository reports that many food insecure Chicagoans find themselves having to choose between prescription medication and food. Often choices have to be made that weaken the health or well being of persons in need. This is a special concern as we have observed more and more senior citizens in need of food help.
Your on-going support makes this program possible! Thank you!
It’s Wednesday and the delicious and nutritious food is being offered to our neighbors in need through CCO’s food bag program. We are so grateful to Chris Ramsey and the army of volunteers who unload the food truck, set up tables and food and offer a friendly smile to those attending the pantry. Thank you!
We want to thank the high school girls of Uptown Christian School for volunteering at CCO’s food bag program. Over 150 households get health food items each week at Cornerstone. Thanks for being a part of this important program, girls!
Many of Chicago’s low-income residents have to choose between rent and food or a meal and medication. For over 20 Cornerstone has offered groceries each week to the hungry. Our neighbors are able to “shop” through a range of nutritious goods to take home. We enjoy serving our friends in Uptown through this important service.