Cook County has a local food shelf that is staffed by volunteers who take care of the food donations and get them out to folks who need help.
While December is the biggest time for donations, summer can be a busy time when more food is needed. Additional volunteers also are necessary to keep everything running smoothly.
Gwen Lenz talked with WTIP’s Sherrie Lindskog about the food shelf, how it works and what it needs. You can hear that conversation by clicking on the icon.