BGCC Partnerships Secure Fresh Food for Families

Like too many Chicagoans, there are Club families who battle food insecurity. Recent events—like the statewide stay-at-home orders, business closures, and the suspension of at-school food programs—have only exacerbated the issue.

To help, BGCC joined forces with RealGood Stuff Co. and other partners to provide families with wholesome organic ingredients and groceries. At Club locations, staff members set up safe, socially-distant distribution sites where Club families could effectively grocery shop for the fresh food and groceries their families would otherwise go without.

"The food and groceries available at the Club during this time put food on our table when we would have struggled to do so on our own," said a member of one family supported by the program.

To date, RealGood Stuff Co.’s “Buy a Box, Give a Box” program has donated over 10,000 pounds of organic food sourced from local small farms.

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