The elderly, a mother with 3 children, aging vets, the mentally and physically challenged, if you visited CCO’s food pantry you would find a good supply of food and diversity. Food insecurity in Chicago has risen dramatically over the last few years. Cornerstone has a long history of feeding the hungry through our food pantry and dinner guest programs that serve hundreds of people a week. The CCO dining room serves hundreds of meals each day to our shelter residents. While the need gets greater and the line gets longer our pantry, dinner program and shelter are committed to meeting the need.
Join us in providing nutritious meals to our neighbors and residents. If you would like to volunteer your time to CCO contact Lyda at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate financially to the work of CCO click on the Donate Now button below. Thank you!
In Chicago, 1 in 6 individuals are food insecure, not knowing when or where their next meal will be. Thanks to the Greater Chicago Food Depository hundreds of food pantries, dinner guest programs and shelters are able to offer essential food items to anyone in need. We are grateful to work along side such an effective organization in battling hunger in Chicago.
High students from Gordon Tech and graduate students from Moody Bible Institute came together at CCO last week to move a mountain of food! These two groups spent hours transferring food items from the CCO pantry to a storage space inside the shelter in preparation for a construction/ renovation project that will take place this Saturday.
Nutrition, warm meals and food distribution are among the core services of CCO. Residents of our shelter are served prepared meals each day in the CCO dining room. Our neighbors trying to make ends meet find a variety of food items they can “shop” through each Wednesday at our Food Bag Program. On Saturdays everyone is welcome to have a hot meal at our Dinner Guest Program. These programs feed hundreds of hungry men, women and children.
Food is an important part of our services and because of this we will keep you informed about the exciting pantry improvement project that will be taking place this weekend.
About a week ago a wonderful group from the Korean United Presbyterian Church came and volunteered their time and resources to bless our shelter residents. They brought thousands of new socks to pass out along with yummy snacks to share. Children from the church choir came and serenaded those in our dining hall. We are very thankful for their service and friendship to us!