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Favorite Seasonal Produce: Spring

24/Mar/17 / 06:00

This year, Spring officially began on March 20. With all the warm weather we’ve had lately, many of us can’t wait for higher temps that are here to stay. To celebrate sunny skies to come, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables to inspire your Spring cooking adventures.   Be […]

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Foodie 5K – Day of the race (Part 3 of 3)

22/Mar/17 / 14:45

You’ve prepared for the race, you’ve reflected on the “why” (raising funds directly impacts the lives of hungry neighbors in your community – learn more in this post), now it’s time to GET EXCITED! The fourth annual Foodie 5K at Cantigny Park is just two weeks away, and our team has been working around the […]

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Employee Appreciation – Together, we can solve hunger

17/Mar/17 / 06:00

From a very young age, we’re constantly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some children already know they want to become doctors, while others aspire to become famous singers. There are also some people who go through childhood without having one defining vision for their ideal career, as their dreams […]

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Foodie 5K – Why we run (Part 2 of 3)

15/Mar/17 / 14:25

Only two weeks left until the Foodie 5K at Cantigny Park. If you’ve started the Couch to 5K plan from the last post, you should be feeling more confident and excited to hear the horn at the start line – keep going!   We all love how our body feels from training—the camaraderie you may […]

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Foodie 5K – Lace up for the race! (Part 1 of 3)

10/Mar/17 / 06:00

At the Food Bank, we love food. Some of us like to cook it, but all of us like to eat it. That’s why we work hard every day to make sure everyone in Northern Illinois has access to it.   So when our events team announced the idea behind the Foodie 5K, it was […]

Feeding Families Facing Tough Choices

Feeding families facing tough choices

03/Mar/17 / 06:00

As a single, working mother of children ages two to 18, Sandra is no stranger to hard work. But like many families across Northern Illinois, she found herself in unexpected and uncharted territory when she began experiencing serious medical issues.   With years of work experience, both in construction and in a hospital as a […]

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Called to Serve – Full on Faith Week Recap

24/Feb/17 / 22:47

When volunteers come to our centers to give their time, most aren’t just showing up on a whim. They often have inspiring stories about what brought them through our doors, and we love to hear, share, and celebrate those stories.   While all our volunteers have different reasons why they believe and have faith in […]

Pomegranates Pack a Powerful Punch

Pomegranates Pack a Powerful Punch

17/Feb/17 / 06:00

Think of a fruit that’s ruby red, shiny and round, and nutrient rich… What comes to your mind? Perhaps you are picturing a crisp red apple – but that’s not the only fruit that fits this description! While not as well-known as your standard Red Delicious, pomegranates have stood the test of time as a […]

Guilt-Free Sweets for Your Sweetie

Guilt-Free Sweets for Your Sweetie

10/Feb/17 / 06:00

Whether you’re looking forward to celebrating with your sweetie, or you’re planning to stock up on the day-after-discounts in the candy aisle, Valentine’s Day is a sugar-filled celebration – Right?   You may still be regretting the amount of sweet treats you indulged in over the holidays. No matter how successful (or not) your New […]

Making Holiday Meals Possible for Families

Making Holiday Meals Possible for Families

03/Feb/17 / 06:00

As we’re well into 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back and reflect on the holiday season. We’re grateful for Mil and Veda for sharing their story with us.   Nina Renee plays quietly with her pink duck stuffed animal as she and her grandmother Mil and great aunt Veda wait for […]