Here is a brief summary from one of the organizations the 6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival supports.
“As an update to what we are experiencing, Care for Real continues to see a significant upsurge in client need. In January, we set a record for the month, despite the cold weather, by providing free programs and services, most notably food and clothing, distributing more than 140,000 lbs. of food, to more than 7,000. All signs point to yet another record year as we expect to assist more than 80,000 by the close of 2015. Managing day to day operations with a staff of just five, these are challenging times for us. Luckily, a volunteer base in the hundreds help us keep up with the staggering numbers.”
The 6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival, with the help of jazz musicians and venues and our team of volunteers, is working with local hunger relief agencies to address hunger insecurity in Chicagoland. Join us by attending performances, becoming a sponsor, or simply by donating online. Thanks.