Greater Chicago Food Depository
Research and Reports
GCFD collects resources for identifying food insecurity rates in trends in Chicago and Illinois. In addition, through a partnership between The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America, this website also has food insecurity rates by Chicago community area and Cook Country municipal area.
National Council on Aging
NCOA works to enhance economic security for seniors. Their Senior Hunger site includes the latest information on senior hunger rates, best practices for organizations working with seniors, and lists programs and resources for identifying services and determining eligibility.
Heartland Alliance-Social Impact Research Center
Illinois Poverty Report
Poor by Comparison: Report on Illinois Poverty examines how Illinois compares to other states on over 25 key metrics associated with poverty and hardship. Indicators include food security, and other factors related to overall health and wellbeing.
Feeding Illinois is state food bank organization for Illinois. The network host events, shares advocacy news, and links to statistics and about hunger and food insecurity in our state.
Food Research and Action Center
FRAC is national nonprofit organization working across the country to eradicate hunger. FRAC’s website site includes up to date federal and state legislative information about policies and programs that impact the lives of people experiencing hunger, as well as information about best practices and new initiatives in the field.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. Their site includes information about childhood obesity and best practices and programs to improve the health of children across the U.S.