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Chicago-Area Food Pantries Dealing With Rising Need, Higher Prices

Common Pantry has also had to increase their food purchases by about 36%. O’Conor says they are still getting monetary donations, but their rescue program through local grocery stores has seen a dip.

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VIDEO: Pandemic Continues to Impact Food Insecurity

Several months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago’s oldest continually operating food pantry continues to serve an influx of people experiencing food insecurity.

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