Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Chicago's Working Poor Are Struggling to Eat
Crains Chicago Business issued an article today about a study conducted by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the University of Chicago. They surveryed 301 working-poor residents of Cook County and found that 61% of them said their families had faced financial difficulties in securing food in the past year. Breakthrough provides supplemental groceries to 225 families in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago's west side. More than half of the community of East Garfield Park has been determined to be a "food desert" by a study commissioned by LaSalle Bank in 2006 entitled Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago.