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As part of its commitment to its neighbors across Chicagoland, Byline Bank proudly supports the work of Beyond Hunger, a nonprofit organization that provides hunger-relief programming and services to 13 zip codes across Cook County, including portions of Chicago and its near-west suburbs. Byline Bank provides financial support through Community Development grants for operations needs and sponsorship of the annual fall benefit concerts and also strategic guidance – Byline Bank Oak Park Market President Susie Goldschmidt sits on the Beyond Hunger Board of Directors.

“We believe in Beyond Hunger’s mission to harness the power of communities to provide not only nourishment, but education and support structures to empower people to get out of the cycle of need,” said Goldschmidt. “At Byline, we understand how people, businesses and organizations in our neighborhoods are interconnected and strive to be an active and positive force in our communities.”

This September 19 and 20, Beyond Hunger will host its annual fall benefit concerts at Thalia Hall in Chicago and FitzGerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn featuring soul, gospel and R&B pioneer and civil rights icon Mavis Staples. For more information Beyond Hunger, its programming or how to get involved, visit

In 2020, Byline Bank helped Beyond Hunger secure a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Targeted Impact fund to to support relief efforts for populations hardest-hit by COVID-19. Including a $5,000 matching contribution from Byline Bank, Beyond Hunger received a total grant of $11,650.

Byline is privileged to be a part of the Oak Park-River Forest and Austin communities and is proud to have contributed more than $90,000 in sponsorships and support to the area in 2020.