Hattie B. Williams Food Pantry to Receive Grant
This spring Cook County Farm Bureau submitted a grant application on behalf of Hattie B. Williams Food Pantry in Oak Forest – and they received the grant! The grant, provided through Midwest Dairy Association, will provide commercial refrigeration to increase dairy storage capacity at the food pantry.
Hattie B. Williams Food Pantry serves south suburban Cook County. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting effects on food insecurity, the pantry served between 50 and 60 families per week; in 2020 that number grew to over 90 families.
It is anticipated that the commercial grade refrigerator will be delivered this fall. This will be the second food pantry grant that Cook County Farm Bureau has received, the first was in 2021 for Alicia’s House in South Chicago Heights.