Chuhak & Tecson volunteers package pinto beans, pasta to help curb hunger in Cook County

March 12, 2014

Canning hunger in Chicago continues to be a priority for attorneys and staff at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., as they recently came together to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

On February 26 about 30 Chuhak & Tecson employees donated their time for the third year in a row to help fight hunger in Chicago. Together, their efforts and thousands of others are what help the Food Depository distribute over 66 million pounds of food each year to 678,000 Cook County residents.

This year, volunteers worked together to repackage 3996 pounds of bulk pinto beans into 1332 smaller bags, as well as 1443 pounds of pasta into 624 bags. This totaled 5439 pounds of food packed for distribution to local food pantries and shelters.

Chuhak & Tecson donated its 81 accumulated volunteer hours to Lakeview Pantry, one of the longest running food pantries in Chicago. Each hour the firm contributed will serve as $5 off the pantry’s next monthly food bill from the Depository. Focused on eliminating hunger and poverty in the city’s North Side community, Lakeview Pantry provides on-site food distribution, food delivery services and case management programs that help clients address issues that frequently cause food insecurity, such as unemployment and housing instability. The firm previously partnered with Lakeview Pantry to collect non-perishable food items for its “25 Ways to Give Back” service initiative in 2012.