Food Insecurity Still High Amid Pandemic in City, Suburbs and Rural Areas Alike

WTTW News covered GFF grantee Northern Illinois Food Bank’s efforts to combat food insecurity in the article Food Insecurity Still High Amid Pandemic in City, Suburbs and Rural Areas Alike….

Ounce of Prevention now “Start Early”

GFF grantee Ounce of Prevention is now officially known as “Start Early,” Champions for Early Learning. A new release making the announcement said that Start Early “focuses on the idea…

Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families

GFF grantee Mano a Mano was featured in a recent Daily Herald article, “Mano a Mano raises $400,000 in COVID-19 relief for immigrant and low-income families” for its Tanda Emergency…

Parents prompt North Chicago officials to start school year with at-home instruction

A Lake County News-Sun article, Parents prompt North Chicago officials to start school year with at-home instruction, discussed North Chicago School District’s decision to start school remotely and the support…

Twice as Nice now “Keeping Familes Covered”

The Lake County Journal article, “Twice As Nice Mother & Child to adopt new name”, discussed GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child’s name change to Keeping Families Covered….

How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs

WTTF recently covered GFF grantee Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep’s Work Study Program in the article, “How Students in Waukegan Juggle High School with Corporate Jobs.” “The Cristo Rey…

Twice As Nice Mother & Child expands program

GFF Grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child recently expanded its programming to also offer period supplies. The Daily Herald wrote about it in the article, “Twice As Nice Mother…

As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families

The Lake County Journal article, “As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families” describes the efforts of many local nonprofit organizations (and GFF grantees Northern Illinois Food Bank, Bernie’s…

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Chalkbeat Chicago discussed the state’s teacher shortage in the article, “Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why,” which featured GFF grantee Advanced Illinois’ recent report. Warnings…