The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging Chicagoans and individuals across the world in ways we have never imagined.  As we have seen during previous crises, it will also have a disproportionate impact on those already living in the margins now and after.

In response to the evolving situation, and with the support of our investors, philanthropists Kimbra and Mark Walter, Chicago Beyond is launching Going Beyond, a hyperlocal initiative to reach tens of thousands of youth and families with less access to self-care items and healthy food. During this uncertain time, we will deploy $250,000 worth of basic necessities to an estimated 5,000 families a week.

You can read more about our initiative on our webpage here.

You can download our full press release here.