Beyond Hunger

Beyond Hunger Providing hunger relief services to families in 13 zip codes across Cook County. www.gobeyondhunger.org

Operating as usual

Check it out.  We make sure the food that we provide is safe for the families who need it. Items that are expired aren't...
11/05/2021

Check it out.

We make sure the food that we provide is safe for the families who need it. Items that are expired aren't distributed - they get opened—then we compost and recycle. It's safety and sustainability.

Whirlwind Coffee Company's Bread & Butter coffee blend officially launches this weekend!  Stop in on Saturday to purchas...
11/04/2021

Whirlwind Coffee Company's Bread & Butter coffee blend officially launches this weekend! Stop in on Saturday to purchase a bag or two (of course it will make great gifts). $3 from each Bread &Butter bag directly supports Beyond Hunger.

https://whirlwindcoffee.com/

Whirlwind Coffee Company's Bread & Butter coffee blend officially launches this weekend! Stop in on Saturday to purchase a bag or two (of course it will make great gifts). $3 from each Bread &Butter bag directly supports Beyond Hunger.

https://whirlwindcoffee.com/

The Girl Scout Food Drive is this Saturday. Block to block, Girl Scout  Troops have been sending notes to their neighbor...
11/04/2021

The Girl Scout Food Drive is this Saturday. Block to block, Girl Scout Troops have been sending notes to their neighbors about drop off locations. They developed a list in partnership with our pantry team and are collecting the following designated food items:

Peanut Butter
Jelly
Boxed Cereal
Canned Chicken Soup
Canned Corn
Canned Pineapple
Spaghetti Pasta
Bagged White Rice
Dry Black Beans
Dry Pinto Beans

The Girl Scout Food Drive is this Saturday. Block to block, Girl Scout Troops have been sending notes to their neighbors about drop off locations. They developed a list in partnership with our pantry team and are collecting the following designated food items:

Peanut Butter
Jelly
Boxed Cereal
Canned Chicken Soup
Canned Corn
Canned Pineapple
Spaghetti Pasta
Bagged White Rice
Dry Black Beans
Dry Pinto Beans

All November, Anfora Wine Merchants is offering their Thankful Trio in support Beyond Hunger. For every trio pack sold, ...
11/04/2021
A Thankful Trio to Benefit Beyond Hunger — Anfora Wine Merchants

All November, Anfora Wine Merchants is offering their Thankful Trio in support Beyond Hunger. For every trio pack sold, Anfora will donate $15 to support our programs that help end hunger in our community.

That's a lot to be thankful for and perfect timing for holiday celebrations.

https://www.anforawinemerchants.com/anfora-notes-1/thankful-trio-benefitting-beyong-hunger-wlhe5

During November, Anfora is running a Thankful Trio pack to support Beyond Hunger . For every trio pack sold, Anfora will donate $15 to Beyond Hunger. The Thankful Trio includes three wines suited for the season. Let's help raise some money this month for this worthy cause and organization!

Thanks to the OPRF and Fenwick Hockey teams and the organizers and sponsors of the Paul Hruby Cup Series for truly allow...
11/03/2021

Thanks to the OPRF and Fenwick Hockey teams and the organizers and sponsors of the Paul Hruby Cup Series for truly allowing us to be part of the FUN for this fundraiser.

Our team loved participating in the series' opener and puck drop!

Thanks to Byline Bank for being a great community partner! We love that more people will learn about our mission and imp...
11/03/2021

Thanks to Byline Bank for being a great community partner! We love that more people will learn about our mission and impact as they hop on and off the train. Feels as though Beyond Hunger just got billboard celebrity status.

Byline Bank

Thanks to Byline Bank for being a great community partner! We love that more people will learn about our mission and impact as they hop on and off the train. Feels as though Beyond Hunger just got billboard celebrity status.

Byline Bank

As part of our commitment to provide the most nutritious foods, we've partnered with Alden Hills Organic Farms. This Nov...
11/02/2021

As part of our commitment to provide the most nutritious foods, we've partnered with Alden Hills Organic Farms.

This November & December you can purchase ground beef through Alden Hills and it'll be included with our order, directly benefitting area families in need.

https://www.aldenhillsorganicfarms.com/

As part of our commitment to provide the most nutritious foods, we've partnered with Alden Hills Organic Farms.

This November & December you can purchase ground beef through Alden Hills and it'll be included with our order, directly benefitting area families in need.

https://www.aldenhillsorganicfarms.com/

We focus on healthy foods at Beyond Hunger, so we don't accept Halloween Candy donations. BUT you can head to Little Tee...
10/31/2021

We focus on healthy foods at Beyond Hunger, so we don't accept Halloween Candy donations. BUT you can head to Little Teeth Big Smiles at 1125 Harlem -- they have a candy buy back on Nov. 1., 9am-7pm. They'll give you $1 per pound and send some sweetness to US Military Troops.

We focus on healthy foods at Beyond Hunger, so we don't accept Halloween Candy donations. BUT you can head to Little Teeth Big Smiles at 1125 Harlem -- they have a candy buy back on Nov. 1., 9am-7pm. They'll give you $1 per pound and send some sweetness to US Military Troops.

We can’t wait. And thanks to Fenwick and OPRF Hockey families players and fans for the support.
10/29/2021

We can’t wait. And thanks to Fenwick and OPRF Hockey families players and fans for the support.

In addition to some great hockey, the Paul Hruby Cup series will be supporting Beyond Hunger and raising funds to support their mission to end hunger in the near-West communities they serve.

Fundraising will be tracked by teams based on class year and led by OPRF Hockey Club/Fenwick Friars Hockey Club players at the link below. The goal is to create an opportunity for the two schools to work together for a great cause while keeping the spirit of competition to drive results.

https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/HrubyCup

Just a few more days...We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of O...
10/29/2021

Just a few more days...

We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of October. Get a quote and Beyond Hunger receives $10 toward the fight to end local hunger. www.colinfane.com

Just a few more days...

We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of October. Get a quote and Beyond Hunger receives $10 toward the fight to end local hunger. www.colinfane.com

10/29/2021

Puck drop success! Getting in some practice to help kick off the Paul Hruby Cup Series that benefits Beyond Hunger.

Don't miss Ricardo, Sr. Pantry Programs Manager, for his puck drop debut at 6:30pm TONIGHT.

Join us. www.oprfhockey.com/hrubycup

Community in action!  We are so grateful for the support of our Hockey teams and families. And quite excited to be part ...
10/28/2021
OPRF, Fenwick hockey team up for Hruby Cup series - Oak Park

Community in action! We are so grateful for the support of our Hockey teams and families. And quite excited to be part of the puck drop tomorrow at 6:30pm.

Hope you get a chance to come out for a great game!

"The hockey clubs at Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick high schools will team up to fight hunger in the community through the Paul Hruby Cup Series, a three-game competition between the two teams spread over three months beginning Oct. 29 at Franklin Park Ice Arena. Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m."

The hockey clubs at Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick high schools will team up to fight hunger in the community through the Paul Hruby Cup Series, a three-game competition between the two teams spread over three months beginning Oct. 29 at Franklin Park Ice Arena. Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m....

In addition to all of this fun happening at  Whirlwind Coffee Company this weekend - they will be sampling the new Bread...
10/28/2021

In addition to all of this fun happening at Whirlwind Coffee Company this weekend - they will be sampling the new Bread and Butter coffee blend. Bread and Butter (with notes of chocolate and red wine) will be available for purchase starting November 6th—$3 of each bag will support Beyond Hunger programs.

Be on the lookout for more information on where and how to purchase in the coming week (and some fun plans for launch day 11/6). But don't miss this weekend to grab a taste.

Magic shows, THRILLER, candy, costumes and coffee. Seems like a winning afternoon!!
See you on Saturday!

Repost from @picklehillparties•Last Call!! The final shipment is on its way, so last call for beautiful spring flowering...
10/27/2021

Repost from @picklehillparties

Last Call!! The final shipment is on its way, so last call for beautiful spring flowering bulbs.

The first shipment arrived and the quality looks to be amazing! Don’t settle for iffy big box bulbs, support local and support @gobeyondhunger with every single bulb purchased.

Now’s the time to plant these beauties, come & get them!

#springflowers #giveback
#flowersmakepeoplehappy #oprfflowers #oakparkil #forestparkil #berwyn #elmwoodparkillinois #riversideil #riverforestillinois

Repost from @picklehillparties

Last Call!! The final shipment is on its way, so last call for beautiful spring flowering bulbs.

The first shipment arrived and the quality looks to be amazing! Don’t settle for iffy big box bulbs, support local and support @gobeyondhunger with every single bulb purchased.

Now’s the time to plant these beauties, come & get them!

#springflowers #giveback
#flowersmakepeoplehappy #oprfflowers #oakparkil #forestparkil #berwyn #elmwoodparkillinois #riversideil #riverforestillinois

Zoe held her second annual art show to raise funds for Beyond Hunger—this year joined by her 3 year old brother CJ! Thro...
10/26/2021

Zoe held her second annual art show to raise funds for Beyond Hunger—this year joined by her 3 year old brother CJ! Through that creative support they've provided over 3,500 meals for hungry families. Kids do the most amazing things.

Zoe held her second annual art show to raise funds for Beyond Hunger—this year joined by her 3 year old brother CJ! Through that creative support they've provided over 3,500 meals for hungry families. Kids do the most amazing things.

Volunteers are critical to every aspect of our operation, providing over 2,000 hours of collective time every month!  Jo...
10/26/2021

Volunteers are critical to every aspect of our operation, providing over 2,000 hours of collective time every month!

Join our volunteer team and help end hunger in our community.
GoBeyondHunger.org/volunteer

Volunteers are critical to every aspect of our operation, providing over 2,000 hours of collective time every month!

Join our volunteer team and help end hunger in our community.
GoBeyondHunger.org/volunteer

Game 1 of the Paul Hruby Cup Series kicks off this Friday! Enjoy great hockey between cross town rivals the OPRF Huskies...
10/25/2021

Game 1 of the Paul Hruby Cup Series kicks off this Friday!

Enjoy great hockey between cross town rivals the OPRF Huskies Hockey Club and Fenwick Friars Hockey team. The series supports Beyond Hunger—it's a Beyond Hunger Hruby Challenge. #hockeycheckshunger

Game 1 of the Paul Hruby Cup Series kicks off this Friday!

Enjoy great hockey between cross town rivals the OPRF Huskies Hockey Club and Fenwick Friars Hockey team. The series supports Beyond Hunger—it's a Beyond Hunger Hruby Challenge. #hockeycheckshunger

Join the fight to end hunger. We are hiring.  Social Services CoordinatorVolunteer Inclusion Specialist - AmeriCorps Mem...
10/24/2021

Join the fight to end hunger. We are hiring.

Social Services Coordinator
Volunteer Inclusion Specialist - AmeriCorps Member
Disabled & Aging Populations Specialist - AmeriCorps Member

https://www.gobeyondhunger.org/about/jobs

Join the fight to end hunger. We are hiring.

Social Services Coordinator
Volunteer Inclusion Specialist - AmeriCorps Member
Disabled & Aging Populations Specialist - AmeriCorps Member

https://www.gobeyondhunger.org/about/jobs

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go grab a drink on One Lake Brewing's rooftop and say thanks from Beyond Hunge...
10/23/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go grab a drink on One Lake Brewing's rooftop and say thanks from Beyond Hunger. Their support all month during Hunger Action Month and yours, as you dined out or donated online, provided 1200 meals for our community.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go grab a drink on One Lake Brewing's rooftop and say thanks from Beyond Hunger. Their support all month during Hunger Action Month and yours, as you dined out or donated online, provided 1200 meals for our community.

Thanks to Lou Malnati's for hosting a Giveback Event during Hunger Action Month. And thanks to everyone who fulfilled th...
10/22/2021

Thanks to Lou Malnati's for hosting a Giveback Event during Hunger Action Month. And thanks to everyone who fulfilled their pizza needs to benefit hungry families in our community. You provided 200 meals!

Thanks to Lou Malnati's for hosting a Giveback Event during Hunger Action Month. And thanks to everyone who fulfilled their pizza needs to benefit hungry families in our community. You provided 200 meals!

Grateful for community partners like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago—working together to connect even m...
10/21/2021

Grateful for community partners like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago—working together to connect even more families to healthy, nutritious food & supportive services. Wonderful to have members from their team onsite yesterday to talk about how we can make a greater impact together.

#chicagocares #together #gobeyondhunger

Grateful for community partners like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago—working together to connect even more families to healthy, nutritious food & supportive services. Wonderful to have members from their team onsite yesterday to talk about how we can make a greater impact together.

#chicagocares #together #gobeyondhunger

Wow. Thanks to our Dine Out for Hunger Partners—that spare change folks dropped into donation boxes is going to help pro...
10/21/2021

Wow. Thanks to our Dine Out for Hunger Partners—that spare change folks dropped into donation boxes is going to help provide 300 meals! We have the best community.

Thank you One Lake Brewing, Alpine Food Shop, Lunges 'n Lattes, Cucina Paradiso and Brown Cow!

Wow. Thanks to our Dine Out for Hunger Partners—that spare change folks dropped into donation boxes is going to help provide 300 meals! We have the best community.

Thank you One Lake Brewing, Alpine Food Shop, Lunges 'n Lattes, Cucina Paradiso and Brown Cow!

Bingo WINNER! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Hunger Action Month Bingo. We love handing out that win...
10/20/2021

Bingo WINNER! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Hunger Action Month Bingo. We love handing out that winning swag. Ariana signed up to volunteer, dined out for hunger, advocated, and learned more about our Nutrition Education program! Congratulations. #hungerhero

Bingo WINNER! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Hunger Action Month Bingo. We love handing out that winning swag. Ariana signed up to volunteer, dined out for hunger, advocated, and learned more about our Nutrition Education program! Congratulations. #hungerhero

Legendary. Just a few more tickets available for our Fall Benefit Concert featuring Mavis Staples—November 19th & 20th. ...
10/19/2021

Legendary.

Just a few more tickets available for our Fall Benefit Concert featuring Mavis Staples—November 19th & 20th. Don't miss this opportunity to see Mavis Staples with opener Kelly Hogan. It's going to be incredible. gobeyondhunger.org/events

#MavisStaples #ChicagoBlues

Legendary.

Just a few more tickets available for our Fall Benefit Concert featuring Mavis Staples—November 19th & 20th. Don't miss this opportunity to see Mavis Staples with opener Kelly Hogan. It's going to be incredible. gobeyondhunger.org/events

#MavisStaples #ChicagoBlues

Tailgate social success! Members from our Board of Directors and our Beyond Hunger team got together this weekend to soc...
10/18/2021

Tailgate social success!

Members from our Board of Directors and our Beyond Hunger team got together this weekend to socialize and got in some fantastic Northwestern Wildcats action in the process. #goteam #fallfootball

Tailgate social success!

Members from our Board of Directors and our Beyond Hunger team got together this weekend to socialize and got in some fantastic Northwestern Wildcats action in the process. #goteam #fallfootball

Ready to volunteer? Don't miss our next volunteer orientation this Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. Make an impact in our ...
10/17/2021

Ready to volunteer? Don't miss our next volunteer orientation this Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. Make an impact in our community and help end hunger.

Sign up- GoBeyondHunger.org/volunteer

Ready to volunteer? Don't miss our next volunteer orientation this Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. Make an impact in our community and help end hunger.

Sign up- GoBeyondHunger.org/volunteer

You still have time! We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of Oct...
10/17/2021

You still have time!

We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of October. Get a quote and Beyond Hunger receives $10 toward the fight to end local hunger. www.colinfane.com

You still have time!

We were chosen by Colin Fane State Farm as their Quotes for Good recipient through the month of October. Get a quote and Beyond Hunger receives $10 toward the fight to end local hunger. www.colinfane.com

Our actions are our future. Collective action is needed across sectors to support the transformation to more efficient, ...
10/16/2021

Our actions are our future.

Collective action is needed across sectors to support the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production,
better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

In honor of World Food Day join Beyond Hunger's growing community of advocates and help improve public policies to end hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Sign up for Action Alerts: https://bit.ly/bhactionalert

#WorldFoodDay

Wow. We love our Rescue Partners!  Can’t wait to hand out these gorgeous berries during food distribution tomorrow. We’r...
10/15/2021

Wow. We love our Rescue Partners! Can’t wait to hand out these gorgeous berries during food distribution tomorrow. We’re open every Saturday 9am-12pm. GoBeyondHunger.org

Wow. We love our Rescue Partners! Can’t wait to hand out these gorgeous berries during food distribution tomorrow. We’re open every Saturday 9am-12pm. GoBeyondHunger.org

Join Beyond Hunger for the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit. Don't miss our session on November 4th, at 1:30p...
10/14/2021

Join Beyond Hunger for the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit.

Don't miss our session on November 4th, at 1:30pm (CDT)—A Voice at the Table, Client Advisory Councils: A toolkit for employing the expertise of individuals with lived experience.

https://www.accelevents.com/e/2021hfcsummit#agenda

Join Beyond Hunger for the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit.

Don't miss our session on November 4th, at 1:30pm (CDT)—A Voice at the Table, Client Advisory Councils: A toolkit for employing the expertise of individuals with lived experience.

https://www.accelevents.com/e/2021hfcsummit#agenda

Join Austin Coming Together’s Austin Community Hub team for a virtual info session on Facebook Live and explore the bene...
10/14/2021

Join Austin Coming Together’s Austin Community Hub team for a virtual info session on Facebook Live and explore the benefits of RSSI’s new Living Room, a safe, home-like atmosphere for those experiencing a mental health crisis. RSSI also focuses on homelessness prevention, supportive services, and much more!

Respond to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297334312222125

Join Austin Coming Together’s Austin Community Hub team for a virtual info session on Facebook Live and explore the benefits of RSSI’s new Living Room, a safe, home-like atmosphere for those experiencing a mental health crisis. RSSI also focuses on homelessness prevention, supportive services, and much more!

Respond to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297334312222125

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Beyond Hunger

Beyond Hunger harnesses the power of communities to end hunger. We provide hunger-relief programming and services to 13 zip codes in and around Chicago.

Our services range from helping people connect to benefits like SNAP (“food stamps”) and Medicare Savings, to nutrition education and cooking classes lead by registered dietitians, and summer meals for kids who lack them when school is out. Organization-wide we focus on health and nutrition – providing food that nourishes and sustains, food that is rich in nutrients, lean protein, and whole grains.

We believe hunger is solvable, and the solution includes all of us.

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Fight hunger and stay safe! I've been making masks for Beyond Hunger's clients. I'll custom-make one for you in exchange for a $5 donation to BH. Comfortable, breathable, washable; 2 layers, with adjustable ear/head loops and nose stiffener for a snug fit. L, M, or S, in your choice of fabric. PM me for more.
Anyone who follows BH use Penzey’s spices? What a great company. And look at what they are going to do for the Kenosha area .... “loot” their warehouse and share it with local food pantries and soup kitchens.
Has the team considered something like the below? I’m sure like other food banks sources of food is becoming an issue and with farms like Angelic Organics, Timberfeast and Cedar Valley Farm close to OP. Maybe this idea could work here? https://www.facebook.com/1301334714/posts/10222436508483793/?d=n
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You heard our message— Beyond Hunger is committed to staying open to serve anyone who needs food. And we heard from you. We are so grateful for your offers to volunteer and donate food. We are in awe of how our community comes together to help one another. We know you want to help those in need. But, because of the risks associated with coronavirus, we have shifted our operations to keep our community safe. We have scaled back our volunteers. Our most essential need during the COVID-19 crisis is to raise more funds. We triple the impact of your dollar by purchasing food through wholesale and government partners. We also use those dollars to choose the nutritious food we know our clients are looking for the most. It is efficient at a time when we need to use our resources wisely. Thank you for your continued support, Michele Zurakowski, PhD Executive Director Beyond Hunger 708-434-0085
Hello,My husband was Paul Obis who started Vegetarian Times Magazine in 1974 in Oak Park. He made a huge impact on the Vegetarian Movement and thus the Vegan Movement. I wrote an interactive, virtual memorial in his honor www.paulobis.com. I thought this worthy group would be interested. Best, Janeen Obis
My husband, Paul Obis started Vegetarian Times in 1974 and was a real force for The Vegetarian Movement that led into the Vegan Movement. He died in June 2018. I wrote an Interactive, Virtual Memorial www.paulobis.com. I thought this worthy group would be be interested. Best, Janeen Obis