Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People
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Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People

Margaret O’Conor

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Soup & Bread TV: People Who Feed People

Writer, editor, and Soup & Bread founder Martha Bayne hosts conversations with folks on the front lines of food during the global health crisis. Hear from real people in Chicago and beyond about how they're handling feeding their families, neighbors, and communities during one of the most difficult times to do so. Plus: Recipes!

THIS WEEK'S GUEST: Margaret O'Conor, executive director of the Common Pantry in Roscoe Village

Margaret O’Conor oversees operations, programming and fundraising efforts for Common Pantry, Chicago's oldest continually operating food pantry. With a small staff and more than 100 volunteers per month, the pantry provides three weekly emergency food distributions, a community lunch once a week, senior home delivery service and a monthly produce day helping thousands of individuals each year facing food insecurity.

She arrived at the pantry after serving as development director of the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Community Council for three years. She has also served as a volunteer leader in several local organizations including the Chicago Park District, Friends of Amundsen High School, Chase Park Advisory Council and Kmetco and Associates. She has a master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM. She lives with her husband, Dan, and three boys in Lincoln Square.

YOUR HOST: Martha Bayne

Martha Bayne is an independent writer and editor based in Chicago. She is the editor of several books including, most recently, the Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook, and the author of the Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time, a narrative cookbook drawn from the Soup & Bread community meal project she founded and has helped run at the Hideout since 2009. More at

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