Erin said there was a need for the Food Rescue program because clients were getting minimal nutritional value from the foods they were able to purchase on their own. What started out as a harvest program has since evolved into a program that provides BEDS clients with substantial meals. Initially, […]
During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Sue Dever, Emergency Services Coordinator. Sue started out as a volunteer at BEDS back in 2014, when she and her teenage son had signed up to work an emergency overnight shelter shift. She became more and more involved as a volunteer […]
Riverside/Brookfield Landmark reporter Jackie Pisano wrote about the partnership between the Brookfield Elks and grocer Tischlers Finer Foods to provide food to BEDS clients. The food basket donations, part of the Match a Meal program, have helped to feed more than 100 people so far. Click here to read more. […]
My Suburban Life reporter Joshua Welge reported on the Match a Meal program at BEDS Plus. The program, which was launched in March, allows restaurants to provide meals to BEDS clients with the help of matching funds from partner businesses. Click here to read more.
Pioneer Press reporter Chuck Fieldman recently reported on the Match a Meal program that benefits BEDS Plus clients. The program began in March with donations being accepted from customers at Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten in downtown La Grange, which has been providing the meals, and has continued with local […]
Daily Southtown reporter Susan DeGrane recently wrote about the work of Grace Seeds Ministry to empower volunteer growers to supply local food pantries. Grace Seeds Ministry works with BEDS Plus to operate a garden at the Ogden Supportive Housing Facility that is maintained by the clients who live there. Click […]
It’s not obvious, but helping clients apply for government benefits like Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Earned Income Tax Credits (EIC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the more valuable things we do. Clients do not always have the […]
BEDS would like to thank Tyson Foods Intern Max Eckardt for a job well done this summer! Max focused on food and serious need for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. He collected food from area donors for our BEDS locations. Watch the video to hear Max talk […]