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Helping the Hungry for 30 Years: A Public Awareness Campaign

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is launching a public awareness campaign this week to celebrate its 30th anniversary of serving hungry men, women and children in the Chicago area. The focus - "Helping the Hungry for 30 Years" - is to thank those who have contributed to Chicago's food bank and to raise awareness of the continuing need in Chicago and Cook County.

The campaign features local sports figures, newscasters, elected officials, actors and volunteers in advertisements and public service announcements. Among those appearing in the ads: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley; U. S. Senator Richard Durbin; Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella; Chicago Bull Derrick Rose; and Steppenwolf Theatre Company actor John Mahoney.

Founded in 1979, the Food Depository has distributed 750 million pounds of food to millions of Chicagoans in need. Over the past year alone, the food bank has distributed a record 58 million pounds of food. The series of black and white photos will be running on CTA buses and trains through November and public service TV and radio spots will be released this summer and fall.

Want to help the Food Depository feed the hungry? Here are some ways you can get involved.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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