Around Rogers Park: $50K Donation from Chicago Wolves to A Just Harvest

As the famously difficult year 2020 was about to close out, the Chicago Wolves hockey team chose the Rogers Park-based food insecurity and social justice organization, A Just Harvest, for a grant of $50,000 – one of five organizations around the city to receive gifts from the team. As reported by Block Club Chicago, the funds will be used to expand the organization’s food pantry, help with coronavirus relief efforts, and possibly open a drop-in community wellness center that will include mental health services.

The $50,000 grand is one of the largest the organization has ever received, and comes at a time of tremendous need. It is no secret that the pandemic has increased the food insecurity of people across the country, and certainly in Rogers Park where so many residents are low and moderate-income. The money will certainly be well-spent, and may be the difference for some households between having enough food on the table and going hungry.

We commend the Chicago Wolves for this generous gift, and A Just Harvest for the important work that they do.