Feeding The Need
Unemployment rates were low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped to 13,900. Apple was making a splash with the iPhone, while Toyota's Prius was a hit with consumers. Maehr explained, "Even when unemployment is low and things are going well, one still have a huge population of poor people across the country who need emergency and supplemental food." GCFD is the largest and most sophisticated food bank in the country. Through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, it distributes donated and purchased food to more than 678,000 Cook County residents each year.