“In 2012, Feeding America released updated data that details food insecurity across the nation by state, congressional district and food bank service area. In the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s service area – Cook County – nearly 800,000 individuals are food insecure, not knowing when or where their next meal will be.” Retrieved from http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/.
Many local organizations lack the resources to meet the needs of the expanding population of hungry families. Food pantries and other organizations often also run short on food. The economical times are hard and as business owners and employees we need to help fight the hunger in America together.
Food drives strengthen our small communities. It encourages a sense of teamwork by creating an opportunity to work together toward a common, deserving goal. The Greater Chicago Food Depository provides an opportunity to educate, encourage and involve all participants in understanding and solving hunger issues in our Chicago communities.
For the past 3 years IRH Capital has been actively involved to help solve the growing hunger problem. Everyone brings food items to work for the whole month of November and drops it off in our designated food boxes.
I have been organizing this food drive since I began at IRH and the generosity I see grows each year. We love being a partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and look forward to our food drive each year because we are grateful to have the ability to support their mission of ending hunger,” said Victoria Pokornowski, IRH Capital Administrative Support Manager.