Work is underway at a base camp for migrants in Brighton Park on Nov. 28, 2023. (WTTW News)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration cites “procurement delays” by Chicago as the reason for the shortfall, and says that the city in January will assume the responsibility of making sure migrants are fed, according to a news release.

A warehouse at the Greater Chicago Food Depository is pictured on May 10, 2022. (WTTW News)

Anyone who’s bought groceries lately can tell inflation continues to push the cost of food to record highs. And people who can’t afford the higher prices are showing up at food pantries across Chicagoland.

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Food insecurity continues to be far above pre-pandemic levels. Advocates say supply chain issues and inflation are worsening this problem — higher grocery bills make it even harder for some to afford food.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Parkinson)

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold and layoffs and business closures mount, food pantries all over Illinois are bracing for increased need.