Nearly 115,000 people filed unemployment claims in Illinois this week. That is 10 times more than last week. Northwestern Settlement has responded by ramping up activities and services to meet the needs of our neighbors out of work and struggling to make ends meet during this crisis! Our Pantry has seen twice as many people picking up groceries and supplies. Operating hours continue to be Monday through Thursday from 9am until 12pm (with less contact through pre-packaged bags).
It is vitally important that we continue to provide critical hunger relief to struggling Chicagoans during this trying time. The economic impact of the outbreak has been devastating to many groups of people including our vulnerable seniors who cannot leave their homes, employees who have been laid off, families with children out of school, and all of our neighbors struggling to make ends meet due to ongoing challenges.
We need your help to keep going at this rate. Your donation today will be put to use IMMEDIATELY. We need more food to feed more people, and your donation will allow us to maintain the programming that our neighbors rely on to feed their families.
To help prepare for the weeks ahead, we have had 3 generous donors that have offered to match all donations made in the next three weeks up to $37,500! DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT by making a contribution today!