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Beyond Hunger, formerly Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, provides over 45,000 families each year with hunger relief across 13 zip codes including Oak Park, River Forest, and portions of Chicago and it's near-west suburbs. Our mission is to work together as a community to reduce hunger locally through: direct hunger relief services, hunger awareness education, and advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy. Our service offerings seek to provide the food, resources, knowledge, and skills people need in order to live healthy, active lives.They range from helping people connect to benefits like SNAP (“food stamps”) and Medicare Savings, to nutrition education and cooking classes lead by registered dietitians, and summer meals for kids who lack them when school is out. Organization-wide we focus on health and nutrition – providing food that nourishes and sustains, food that is rich in nutrients, lean protein, and whole grains.