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United Way in the News

05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

CRAIN'S - United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity.

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United Way in the News

04.23.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Appoints Betsy Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

PRWEB – United Way of Metro Chicago has named Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Hughes as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, leading the implementation of lucrative fundraising strategies for the region-wide health and human service organization.

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United Way in the News

03.26.19

Local United Way merger with Chicago office to help bring 'wealth of resources' to Elgin area

Chicago Tribune, Courier News - A merger set to be complete this summer between the United Way of Elgin and its counterpart in Chicago will result in increased dollars and streamlined services available to local people in need, officials said.

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07.30.19

Snack Packs Help Summer Campers Refuel

Between shooting free throws and volleying balls around the gym of Blue Island’s recreation center, kids at Metropolitan Family Services’ summer camp paused their games to refuel with a quick...

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03.25.19

Blue Cap Pantry Brings Fresh Goods to a Food Desert

In addition to living in an area known as a “food desert,” Deborah was working on a tight budget. Instead of trying to stretch her dollars at the closest affordable store, she stopped at Blue Cap Pantry, a food bank serving Blue Island, Robbins and the surrounding communities each and every Tuesday. Housed in a bright, airy warehouse in Blue Cap’s building, the pantry opened last September to bring healthy food options to the region.

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07.17.18

Blue Island Library Meal Program Helps Silence the Growl of Summer Hunger

On a hot July day in the south suburb of Blue Island, 16 miles from the Chicago Loop, a dozen local kids and their families trickled into the town’s quiet community library. They weren’t simply there to feed their minds with stories, but to fill their stomachs at the library’s summer lunch program.

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05.14.18

April Food Day 2018 Recap

661,630 people in Cook County are food insecure. That’s 12.6% of the population – 23% of whom do not qualify for Food Stamps. For our neighbors in Will County the numbers may be slightly lower...

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