June 2012




A big thank you to everyone who supported last week's 50 for Food matching gift pledge.  You helped us reach the $20,000 mark of our $50,000 goal.  With just six days left, we need everyone's continued support.  If you have not had a chance to join the 50 for Food party, click here.  Please share this event with friends and family as well.  Thank you!


With less than a week to go, today, tomorrow, and Sunday will be my last chance to put in some serious miles, and then we are set for next Thursday!  I thank everyone who has sent helpful tips on making the walk more comfortable.  If you want to send additional ideas, please email me.  My wife has warned me that the bugs are heavy and active on the Robert McClory Bike Path where I will spend most of the first day.  Let me know what your favorite insect repellant is.


I will send updates via Twitter and Facebook as often as I can and throughout my walk.  Thank you for keeping Lakeview Pantry, those we serve, and me in your thoughts!



Gary Garland

Executive Director


In This Issue
Post Office Delivers Huge Package to Lakeview Pantry
50 for Food Matching Gift Pledge a Success
March Against Hunger With Lakeview Pantry
Vanishing SRO Hotels Provide Critical Homes for Chicago's Working Poor
Big Day at Jewel! We Need Volunteers!
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Post Office Delivers Huge Package to Lakeview Pantry


Lakeview Pantry was the recent recipient of over 9000lbs of food collected by the United States Postal Service on May 12.  Postal workers distributed collection bags to its residential customers throughout the Lakeview and surrounding areas and placed receptacles at post offices for drop off.  Read more 

50 for Food Matching Gift Pledge a Success


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 50 for Food matching gift pledge. Your generosity raised $12,700 in 24 hours for our neighbors in need!  We are so grateful for your support.


If you didn't have a chance to contribute this weekend, please watch Gary's training video below and consider supporting this once in a lifetime event. Click to donate or learn more.


You can also help stomp out hunger by joining the Lakeview Pantry walk team at this year's Hunger walk on June 23!  


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March Against Hunger With Lakeview Pantry 

As Executive Director Gary Garland trains for his upcoming 50 for Food fifty mile journey to raise hunger awareness in our community, join Lakeview Pantry staff, volunteers and more than 6,000 others as we march against hunger at Soldier Field on Saturday, June 23rd for the Greater Chicago Food Depository's 27th Annual Hunger Walk.  Read more
Vanishing SRO Hotels Provide Critical Homes for
Chicago's Working Poor

By Sreya Sarkar

Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels have provided shelter for low-income Chicagoans since the late 19th century and today play an important role in reducing homelessness. But many of the hotels are closing because according to the owners they are too expensive to maintain. The land is being mostly sold to developers. Last year two SRO hotels in Lakeview, the Belair and the Sheffield House, closed along with the Ambers Hotel on Belmont Avenue last month. Only a few SRO hotels remain in the area.  Read more


Big Day at Jewel!  We Need Volunteers!

Once again our friends at Jewel have extended a helping hand.  Thanks to store manager Ken Kugler, the Jewel located at 2940 North Ashland Avenue will be hosting a food drive
on Saturday, June 30 from 8:00am-4:00pm.

"This drive should be huge," says Lothar Greski, Outreach Coordinator at LVP.  I've had conversation with... the store manage; he thinks this will be one of his busiest days."  What a great day for LVP! 

If you or your religious group, school, or other organization would like to assist us, please contact Lothar Greski at 773.525.1777x12.     



Our mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives
and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.


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50 For Food 
June 21-23, 2012


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