Cook County and the Greater Chicago Food Depository Announce Food Access Plan

Cook County and the Greater Chicago Food Depository Announce Food Access Plan

Two-year strategy will strengthen county-wide response to food insecurity with focus on health, children and access to fresh produce

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Greater Chicago Food Depository today announced the creation of a Cook County Food Access Plan, which builds upon existing resources to increase access of nutritious food for households in need and create new solutions to food insecurity.

Tuesday’s announcement of the two-year plan was made at the Vision of Restoration Food Pantry in suburban Maywood. The pantry serves 322 struggling households each month with nutritious food including fresh produce. The food pantry is one of 650 partner agencies and programs in the Food Depository’s Cook County network. Of the estimated 760,000 food insecure people in Cook County, more than 30% live in suburban communities…Read more here.

Congratulations to SSMMA Community Development Planner Kimberly Morris who was recently appointed a position on the Cook County Food Access Task Force to help implement the Food Access Plan.

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