Author: Greg Trotter

Northside Learning Center students help others while preparing for life after graduation

(All photos by Nancy Stone for Nourishing Hope) Almost every week, students from Northside Learning Center High School arrive eager to volunteer at Nourishing Hope’s headquarters. All of the students have what could be generally described as intellectual disabilities or impaired functional abilities. Some communicate verbally; others do not. But they share a strong connection […]

As emergency SNAP ends, worries grow for Chicagoans facing hunger

(All photos by Mateo Zapata for Nourishing Hope) About a year and a half ago, Jonika Jackson moved to Chicago with her two children to start a new life. In doing so, she left behind heartache and hardship in Pennsylvania, where she’d been living in a domestic violence situation, she said. She’s also still reeling […]

Five new members join Nourishing Hope’s board of directors

Leaders bring passion and expertise to advance Nourishing Hope’s mission of providing food and social services to Chicagoans in need Five executive leaders have joined the board of directors for Nourishing Hope, formerly known as Lakeview Pantry, to help lead the organization as it grows to serve more people throughout Chicago. Their infusion of financial […]

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 […]