Category: Blog

Perspectives on Pride Month amid attacks on LGBTQ+ rights

At Nourishing Hope, we’ve long been proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago.  Nationally, people who identify as LGBTQ+ are disproportionately affected by food insecurity, and also by mental health struggles, according to national data. We know that transgender people, in particular, are also far more likely to experience homelessness than cisgender people.  Simply […]

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 […]