Author: Greg Trotter

This Thanksgiving, prices are high but gratitude is bountiful

Falon Brownlee and her daughter, Amirah, shop for food at Nourishing Hope’s Sheridan Market. (All photos by Kenneth Johnson for Nourishing Hope.)  On an early November morning at the Sheridan Market, Falon Brownlee found herself thinking of the Powerball lottery. She wasn’t alone — the Powerball had people all over the country daydreaming as potential […]

A pantry veteran reflects on 20 years: ‘The people make the party’

For 20 years, Carrie McCormack has been a kind and steady presence at Nourishing Hope, formerly known as Lakeview Pantry. She recently celebrated her 20th work anniversary — an increasingly rare milestone in today’s job market. Looking back on her tenure, McCormack noted that the people she’s met along the way have made all the […]

At Sheridan Market, food, flowers and fist bumps for all

Longtime volunteer Anne Blanton gives a fist bump during a recent distribution. All photos by Alyssa Schukar for Nourishing Hope.  Clyde Wright prefers solitude. He lives alone and spends countless by himself on long walks and at the library. He likes to visit Grant Park in the winter, he laughed, because he has it mostly […]