Supporting United Way’s April Food Day with Chicago area high schools

CBS 2 partnered with local high schools to support the United Way’s April Food Day. Donations were collected for local food pantries to promote food security in the hope of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

“The Weekly Show” Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago – and its impact.

With 1 in 5 Chicagoans facing hunger, local nonprofits partner to build better food access

Nonprofits Vivery Community and 211 Metro Chicago have announced a partnership to address food insecurity in Chicago.

211 Helpline Connects Cook County Residents to Health and Social Services: ‘It’s Those Everyday Emergencies’

Have you heard of 211? It’s a free hotline connecting people to everyday services — from housing resources to utility payment assistance.

Volunteers join forces with United Way, food bank to distribute meal boxes to those in need in Elgin area

It’s going to be a rough holiday for some, and Pult was among about 20 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield who tried to make things a little better by passing out food boxes and small gift bags at Elgin Community College made available by the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

‘Uniting for the Holidays’ meal giveaway spreads holiday joy in Robbins

A meal giveaway in south suburban Robbins Friday spread joy for the holidays.

‘Giving Tuesday’ offers refresher after spend-heavy holidays

After a weekend dedicated to “shop-til-you-drop” ethos, “Giving Tuesday” offers residents a chance to do something good in their communities, and NBC’s Kye Martin has the story.

Make A Difference This Giving Tuesday With BMO & United Way

It’s Giving Tuesday, the world’s largest day of generosity. If you’re looking for a way to give back, here’s your chance.

Como inmigrante puedes estar desaprovechando algunas ayudas diseñadas para ti: te contamos

Gabriel García, director de 211 Metro Chicago, señala que a través de esta línea los latinos pueden encontrar ayuda para buscar empleo, asistencia alimentaria, programas de salud mental y hasta servicios legales; sin embargo, asegura que los inmigrantes no están aprovechando este recurso. “Cuando la gente tiene cualquier necesidad puede llamar y conocer cuáles son las opciones en sus comunidades”, indica García.

CBS 2 joins the United Way for April Food Day to curb food insecurity

It is a massive operation meant to help families struggling with food insecurity. Thursday is April Food Day and CBS 2 is proud to partner with the United Way to help.