In Cook County, 12 percent of older adults live in poverty – within the city of Chicago, that number jumps to 16 percent. 183,000 older adults in Cook County are at risk of hunger due to limited budgets, declining mobility, or medical issues, which can lead people to make heartbreaking decisions such as choosing between paying for medication or food. In response to this need, the Food Depository collaborates with older adult living communities and senior centers to provide food for older adults facing food insecurity.
Duties & responsibilities:
Three half-time (18-24 hours per week) Hunger Action Corps members will work alongside the Programs Team to plan and execute programming targeting older adults who face food insecurity. The Food Depository currently serves older adults assorted produce and shelf stable goods through older adult markets conveniently located in senior centers and residential buildings. Hunger Action Corps members serving in this capacity will play a critical role in implementing programs aimed at alleviating hunger among older adults in Cook County, and providing additional resources for those in our community most vulnerable to hunger.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by Hunger Action Corps members to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.