The JPI Group’s Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

The JPI Group has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, New Life Food Pantry (NLFP), and the Renewal Food Bank to provide support for some of the communities who have continuously struggled with maintaining a sufficient supply of fresh vegetables, fruits, and healthful, affordable whole foods. During these unprecedented times, The JPI Group has taken on a new initiative dedicated to supporting these impoverished areas which are more susceptible to being hit hardest by the spreading of Covid-19.

As a collective, The JPI Group believes, you can always make a difference, no matter how big or small your donation. As the entire world continues to adjust to the unpredictable nature of this situation, we understand the demand for compassion and empathy is greater than ever. Thus, we have decided to support these local organizations in our efforts to give more to those in need the most. Even more so, we plan on maintaining these bonds throughout this difficult time and for many years to come.

Please see and explore the information and websites for each partner organization below:

Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty. 

Learn more about The Greater Chicago Food Depository here

New Life Food Pantry (NLFP)

The New Life Food Pantry (NLFP) is a nonprofit, faith-based food pantry founded by Rev. Milton E. Williams in 2016. Rev. Williams established a food ministry more than 30 years prior to NLFP’s founding to feed not only those suffering from substance use disorders, but also to residents in and near East Baltimore who are severely impoverished and have no access to area farmers’ markets or chain grocery stores. Through its ten programs, NLFP feeds elderly residents who have multi-generations that they support; veterans living in group homes who do not receive food assistance; residents suffering from, or who are recovering, from substance use disorders; the homeless; and those who just need food — including those who are now unemployed due to the coronavirus epidemic. From 2018 through December 2019, the New Life Food Pantry has collected and distributed more than 1.065 million pounds of food and drink to residents who need our help. We are proud network partners of the Maryland Food Bank and are privileged to partner with other area food and drink distributors.

Learn more about NLFP here

Renewal Food Bank

Feeding the hungry in East King County in a caring environment with dignity and respect. Renewal Food Bank began in 1998 and is an independent non-profit agency and a member of the Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline hunger relief network. Over the years we’ve provided food security for over 500,000 individuals and are currently serving nearly 300 families every week.

As always, we are dedicated to providing food to the most vulnerable in our community without regard to person’s religious beliefs, gender, or cultural or ethnic background. All are welcome.

Learn more about Renewal Food Bank here