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September Is Hunger Action Month. Here’s How Connect Roasters Is Helping.

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One in eight people in Cook County are food insecure, and organizations like the Greater Chicago Food Depository work hard to help feed them. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made the task more difficult that ever. Food pantries in GCFD's network are serving an average of 120% more people than they were pre-pandemic, Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr says, and those in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West Sides have been hardest hit by the combination of food insecurity and COVID-19. "I don't even have enough words in my vocabulary to describe what we've seen in the...

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How We're Helping In Guatemala During COVID-19

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Thanks to your support, Connect Roasters has been able to donate 15 days’ worth of food to 15 volunteer firefighters in Guatemala who have lost their primary job.

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How We're Supporting COVID Relief with Quarantine Coffee (Part 2)

How We're Supporting COVID Relief with Quarantine Coffee (Part 2)

We're partnering with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and Save the Children to turn our obsession with coffee into a force for good.

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How We're Supporting COVID Relief with Quarantine Coffee

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How We're Supporting COVID Relief with Quarantine Coffee

We're partnering with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ; Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief organization; and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, to turn our obsession with coffee into a force for good.

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Did You Know There's A Crisis In Nicaragua?

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If you’re not up to speed, a crisis was sparked on April 18 when pro-government forces violently crushed a small demonstration against announced social security changes that would raise workers’ contributions and cut pensions for retirees.

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