NAV Fund Administration Group has announced a donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in an amount equivalent to 100,000 meals for families in Chicago and Cook County.
“With the pandemic and current economic situation, we wanted to do our part to support families in need in the Chicago area,” said NAV CEO Nav Gupta. “We’ve seen the overwhelming demand for services at food banks nationwide and were particularly mindful of the effect remote schooling has had on families with children who can no longer receive meals at school. It’s an honor to support the Food Depository, an organization that does stellar work to battle food insecurity."
The Food Depository is part of a united community effort acting as the hub for a network of more than 700 local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs and is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks. During recent weeks, the Food Depository’s member programs have served an average of 120 percent more people in need when compared to January of this year, according to recent data.
“We’ve never seen such a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking emergency food assistance,” said Kate Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Food Depository. “We’re immensely grateful for NAV Consulting’s generous support in helping us to meet the need.”
For information about how to donate or volunteer to the Food Depsitory, visit https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org