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  • In the summer there are fewer food drives and our pantry stock dwindles. Please support our summer Appeal.
    Hunger remains a serious problem. Children and teens 18 and younger who receive free breakfast and lunch at school lose that benefit in the summer, and their parents worry about their little ones going hungry. Your support of our summer Appeal campaign will allow us to purchase foods necessary to meet children’s needs. Your gift will allow us to address children’s needs at [...]
  • The Produce Mobile program Bremen Township and Together We Cope will distribute free produce once a month beginning Friday, July 13. The free produce is part of the ‘Produce Mobile’ program of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. There are no income or age requirements needed to participate in the program. Produce will be distributed from 10:30 until 12:30 (or until [...]
  • Insperity
    Dave Wills (left), a business performance advisor with Insperity, provided lunch recently for employees and volunteers at Together We Cope to salute their work in the community. Enjoying the fare at right are (from rear) David Daoud, Christa Hill and Trina Arvetis. Wills, an Oak Lawn resident, surprised the staff at the homeless prevention agency with this greeting: “Let me [...]




The summertime gap

  • The food pantry staples needed for TWC’s client families change in the summer when children are home from school and don’t have access to the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program. Together We Cope’s food pantry gears up for this annual need by seeking donations of lunchtime food pantry staples for distribution to families in our [...]

Senior Hunger Awareness

  • Nearly one in every six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger and not being properly nourished. This applies to those who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from and those who don’t have access to the healthiest possible food options. The issue is severe enough that the AARP reports that seniors face a healthcare bill of more [...]


  • About 100 south suburban residents were honored recently for their volunteer work at Together We Cope. The honors were bestowed during an appreciation luncheon in June, and included special recognition for the longest serving volunteers. Len Schaafsma of Oak Forest (shown with his wife Carol) was honored for 30 years of service to [...]