Elected officials, community members and hunger-relief advocates joined with volunteers and staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new, permanent home of the Lakeview Pantry, which has served Chicago’s North Side for 46 years and is the largest food pantry in the City. The pantry’s new 7,500 square foot building, located at 3945 N. Sheridan Road, nearly doubles the pantry’s previous space and provides more room for its food distribution and social service programs.
JT secured media stories and managed all event details for the “grocery bag” ribbon cutting that included Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule,
Congressman Mike Quigley, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton, Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, Alderman James Cappelman, Greater Chicago Food Depository CEO Kate Maehr, Lakeview Pantry Executive Director Kellie O’Connell and dozens of board members, donors, volunteers clients and staff. JT also handled the logistics for a three-hour community day/open house for neighbors and community members to get to know the new space.
For the ninth consecutive year, 100 percent of Urban Prep seniors have been admitted to a four-year college or university. JT is proud to have been there from the beginning.
Thousands of residents gathered in civic dialogue as part of The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table where mealtime conversations set the stage for participants to meet others, share ideas and explore ways to take action to improve our region.
JT is proud to support the launch of EverThrive Illinois’ newest statewide campaign B Aware – a targeted initiative to educate parents, high school and college students, educators and health professionals about the critical importance of being immunized against the most common types of the meningococcal disease.