Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository We are the food bank serving Chicago and Cook County. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food assistance programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed.

We also address the root causes of hunger. Follow us to learn more.

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It's #WorldFoodDay! Today and every day, we're working to make sure no one goes without the nutritious food they need. I...
10/16/2021

It's #WorldFoodDay! Today and every day, we're working to make sure no one goes without the nutritious food they need. If you or someone you know is facing hunger, find free food near you: chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

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¡Es el #DiaMundialDeAlimentacion! En este día, y todos los días, trabajamos para asegurarnos de que nadie se quede sin los alimentos nutritivos que necesitan. Si tú o alguien que conoces está pasando hambre, visite nuestra página para encontrar comida gratuita cerca de usted: BancoDeAlimentosChicago.org/Comida

It's #WorldFoodDay! Today and every day, we're working to make sure no one goes without the nutritious food they need. If you or someone you know is facing hunger, find free food near you: chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

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¡Es el #DiaMundialDeAlimentacion! En este día, y todos los días, trabajamos para asegurarnos de que nadie se quede sin los alimentos nutritivos que necesitan. Si tú o alguien que conoces está pasando hambre, visite nuestra página para encontrar comida gratuita cerca de usted: BancoDeAlimentosChicago.org/Comida

Rita has logged in almost 200 volunteer hours at the Food Depository. A native of the Southwest Side, Rita has led a lif...
10/15/2021
Volunteer profile: A retired teacher still has lessons to give - Greater Chicago Food Depository

Rita has logged in almost 200 volunteer hours at the Food Depository. A native of the Southwest Side, Rita has led a life of service and sees retirement as an opportunity to continue giving back. We’re wrapping up this #HispanicHeritage month with inspiration from our partners, neighbors and volunteers.

“The big thing is, no one should go to bed hungry. There’s just no reason for it.”

Read about Rita and her story here: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/blog/volunteer-profile-a-retired-teacher-still-has-lessons-to-give/

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Rita ha registrado casi 200 horas de voluntariado en el Food Depository. Nativa del Southwest Side, Rita ha llevado una vida de servicio y ve la jubilación como una oportunidad para seguir dando a la comunidad. Estamos concluyendo este mes de la Herencia Hispana con la inspiración de nuestros socios, vecinos y voluntarios.

“Lo importante es que nadie debería irse a dormir con hambre. Simplemente no hay ninguna razón para ello."

#HispanicHeritageMonth #MesDeLaHerenciaHispana

Rita Pineda knows what it’s like to need a little help. When she was a single mother of two young children, Pineda received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly referred to as food stamps, to help feed her family.

Congratulations to the runners who completed the #ChicagoMarathon to raise funds to #EndHungerNow! Thank you for running...
10/14/2021

Congratulations to the runners who completed the #ChicagoMarathon to raise funds to #EndHungerNow! Thank you for running to take hunger off the table for our community!

"We all have a role to play in developing an inclusive, supportive and equitable culture in which anyone in need of food...
10/13/2021
Op-ed: To get food to the people most in need, we have to improve awareness of resources and remove stigma

"We all have a role to play in developing an inclusive, supportive and equitable culture in which anyone in need of food assistance has immediate access to resources without shame."

In a recent Chicago Tribune op-ed, our friends at Northern Illinois Food Bank shared how they're working to eliminate the stigma of food insecurity. No one in need of food or support should be afraid to ask for help. Read more about how food banks are giving access to resources without shame: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-food-bank-northern-illinois-food-insecurity-20211006-sjxajokh3rgxjm33azo5hzqhni-story.html

For those facing food insecurity for the first time, it can be challenging to navigate our nation’s charitable food system, with the most common barrier being not knowing where to turn for help.

The Food Depository is honored to have received our 8th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator! Thanks to e...
10/12/2021

The Food Depository is honored to have received our 8th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator! Thanks to everyone who helps make our mission possible each and every day.

The Food Depository is honored to have received our 8th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator! Thanks to everyone who helps make our mission possible each and every day.

On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day we commemorate a community that exemplifies resilience, diversity and culture. We are fo...
10/11/2021

On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day we commemorate a community that exemplifies resilience, diversity and culture. We are forever indebted to the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi Nations. Special thank you to our friends at the American Indian Center - Chicago and all of our Native American partners for all they do to support our community.

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En este Día de los Pueblos Indígenas conmemoramos una comunidad que ejemplifica la resiliencia, diversidad y cultura profunda. Siempre tendremos mucho que deber a las naciones Ojibwe, Odawa y Potawatomi. Un agradecimiento especial a nuestros amigos del American Indian Center - Chicago y a todos nuestros socios nativos e indígenas por todo lo que hacen para apoyar a nuestra comunidad.

On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day we commemorate a community that exemplifies resilience, diversity and culture. We are forever indebted to the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi Nations. Special thank you to our friends at the American Indian Center - Chicago and all of our Native American partners for all they do to support our community.

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En este Día de los Pueblos Indígenas conmemoramos una comunidad que ejemplifica la resiliencia, diversidad y cultura profunda. Siempre tendremos mucho que deber a las naciones Ojibwe, Odawa y Potawatomi. Un agradecimiento especial a nuestros amigos del American Indian Center - Chicago y a todos nuestros socios nativos e indígenas por todo lo que hacen para apoyar a nuestra comunidad.

“We made a commitment, especially now, that we’re going to be open,” said Pastor Antonio Mariscal from Iglesia Evangelic...
10/09/2021
Grant helps Belmont Cragin pantry persevere - Greater Chicago Food Depository

“We made a commitment, especially now, that we’re going to be open,” said Pastor Antonio Mariscal from Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel.

During #HispanicHeritage month, we're excited to highlight one of our pantry partners in Belmont-Cragin. As one of our recent grant recipients, the pantry continues its journey to transform their community. Read more about the clients they serve: chicagosfoodbank.org/blog/grant-helps-belmont-cragin-pantry-persevere/

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“Nos comprometimos, especialmente ahora a estar abiertos”, dice Pastor Antonio Mariscal de la Iglesia Evangélica Emanuel.

Como uno de nuestros beneficiarios de subvenciones, esta despensa de Belmont-Cragin continúa su trabajo para transformar la comunidad. Lea más sobre los clientes a los que sirven aquí: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/blog/subvencion-ayuda-despensa-de-belmont-cragin-perseverar/

#HispanicHeritageMonth #MesDeLaHerenciaHispana

Leer en Español On the first Monday of February – the morning after the city’s biggest snowfall in years – the Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel food pantry didn’t miss a beat. Volunteers came twice the day before, mid-blizzard, to shovel snow off the

“For me, I didn’t want to see anybody hungry. This organization was founded to aid the custodial single parent; however,...
10/08/2021

“For me, I didn’t want to see anybody hungry. This organization was founded to aid the custodial single parent; however, wherever we have our programming, the entire community benefits and we end up helping single parents.”

Nicole Scott opened the new Free N Deed Market pantry with the mission to help single parents and anyone in need in her community. As a single parent herself, Nicole also founded the American Association of Single Parents to support and champion single-parent families. The new pantry is a continuation of the organization’s mission and goals – in addition to providing fresh produce, meat and dairy, the pantry will provide nutrition education, financial literacy workshops and more. Located in a transformed storefront in Dolton, Nicole and our partners at the pantry are helping individuals cut daily living costs by providing food and hope.

Chicago Tribune subscribers can read more:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-free-n-deed-market-st-1008-20211007-i2eolz7c55bfjexl65haq757wa-story.html

“If we provide training for meaningful employment, we can support participants to become self-sufficient and end hunger ...
10/07/2021
More than just food: Chicago Food Depository job training program helping community

“If we provide training for meaningful employment, we can support participants to become self-sufficient and end hunger and poverty.”

We're providing more than just food. Our new warehouse and supply chain job training program is supplying jobs for many. Read more in this WGN TV story about how our job training programs support our mission: https://wgntv.com/feedingamerica/more-than-just-food-chicago-food-depository-job-training-program-helping-community/

CHICAGO — Chicago Food Depository is a powerhouse when it comes to serving a network of more than 400 food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens in Chicago and Cook County. The warehouse on the cit…

Don’t forget to join us and our partners today as we celebrate the opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by between 11 ...
10/06/2021

Don’t forget to join us and our partners today as we celebrate the opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about and enroll in important benefits and services like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC and childcare. You can also receive the COVID-19 vaccine! No ID or insurance required.

Learn more: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/
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¡No se olvide de acompañarnos junto a nuestros socios hoy para celebrar la apertura de la Clínica WIC de Austin! Pase entre las 11 a.m. y las 2 p.m. para informarse e inscribirse en importantes beneficios y servicios como SNAP, Medicaid, WIC y cuidado de niños. ¡También podrá recibir la vacuna COVID-19! No se requiere aseguranza ni identificación.

Aprende más: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/

The #ChildTaxCredit puts cash in parents’ hands to support them with the cost of raising kids. You can get up to $300 pe...
10/05/2021

The #ChildTaxCredit puts cash in parents’ hands to support them with the cost of raising kids. You can get up to $300 per month per child under age 6 and up to $250 per month per child ages 6 to 17. Visit GetCTC.org to learn more.

The #ChildTaxCredit puts cash in parents’ hands to support them with the cost of raising kids. You can get up to $300 per month per child under age 6 and up to $250 per month per child ages 6 to 17. Visit GetCTC.org to learn more.

Recientemente sirvieron arroz blanco, frijoles y tamales frescos en el comedor comunitario de St. Pius. Nuestros socios ...
10/02/2021
Serving hope and dignity in the heart of Pilsen - Greater Chicago Food Depository

Recientemente sirvieron arroz blanco, frijoles y tamales frescos en el comedor comunitario de St. Pius. Nuestros socios en St. Pius han continuado sirviendo a nuestros vecinos más necesitados durante la pandemia con comidas preparadas para llevar. ¡Durante este Mes de la Herencia Hispana, así como todo el año, estamos agradecidos por los voluntarios que ayudan a brindar un pequeño sabor de casa para muchos de los invitados del comedor comunitario!

Lea más sobre el impacto que están haciendo en la comunidad: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/blog/sirviendo-esperanza-y-dignidad-en-el-corazon-de-pilsen/

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Mexican-style rice, beans and fresh tamales were recently served as a delicious meal at the St. Pius Soup Kitchen. Our partners at St. Pius have continued serving our neighbors in need throughout the pandemic with prepared to-go meals. During #HispanicHeritage Month, and every other month, we are grateful for their volunteers who help provide a little taste of home for many of the soup kitchen guests!

Read more about the impact they are making in the community: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/blog/serving-hope-and-dignity-in-the-heart-of-pilsen/

Leer en Español On a recent Friday morning in Pilsen, Socorro Zapata stirred arroz y frijoles on a stovetop in the kitchen at the St. Pius Catholic Church. She and her fellow volunteers bustled around the tight quarters preparing a hot

Join us and our partners in celebrating the new opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by on Wednesday, October 6 betwee...
10/01/2021

Join us and our partners in celebrating the new opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by on Wednesday, October 6 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about and enroll in important benefits and services like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC and childcare. You can also receive the COVID-19 vaccine! No ID or insurance required. Learn more: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/

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¡Acompáñenos junto a nuestros socios para celebrar la apertura de la Clínica WIC de Austin! ¡Visítenos el miércoles 6 de octubre entre las 11 a.m. y las 2 p.m. para conocer e inscribirse en importantes beneficios y servicios como SNAP, Medicaid, WIC y cuidado infantil! ¡También podrá recibir la vacuna COVID-19! No se requiere identificación ni aseguranza. Aprende más: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/

As we wrap up #HungerActionMonth, let's remember that we can all make a difference — together. Together we can provide f...
09/30/2021

As we wrap up #HungerActionMonth, let's remember that we can all make a difference — together. Together we can provide food and hope. Together we can get involved and raise awareness. Together we can and will continue to take action to #EndHungerNow for our community!

Join our email list to stay up-to-date with our latest news and stories of how we're working together to serve our community: chicagosfoodbank.org/sign-up/

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Al terminar #HungerActionMonth, recordemos que todos podemos hacer una diferencia, juntos. Juntos podemos brindar alimentos y esperanza. Juntos somos mejor. ¡Juntos podemos y continuaremos tomando medidas para #AcabarConElHambre en nuestra comunidad!

As we wrap up #HungerActionMonth, let's remember that we can all make a difference — together. Together we can provide food and hope. Together we can get involved and raise awareness. Together we can and will continue to take action to #EndHungerNow for our community!

Join our email list to stay up-to-date with our latest news and stories of how we're working together to serve our community: chicagosfoodbank.org/sign-up/

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Al terminar #HungerActionMonth, recordemos que todos podemos hacer una diferencia, juntos. Juntos podemos brindar alimentos y esperanza. Juntos somos mejor. ¡Juntos podemos y continuaremos tomando medidas para #AcabarConElHambre en nuestra comunidad!

Don’t wait to give! During #HungerActionMonth, every dollar will be doubled to help more neighbors access the food they ...
09/29/2021

Don’t wait to give! During #HungerActionMonth, every dollar will be doubled to help more neighbors access the food they need! But time is running out, so please give today at: http://gcfd.convio.net/site/Donation2?11901.donation=form1&df_id=11901&mfc_pref=T&s_src=0921E3C&s_subsrc=fbpost3 #EndHungerNow #HungryToHopeful

Don’t wait to give! During #HungerActionMonth, every dollar will be doubled to help more neighbors access the food they need! But time is running out, so please give today at: http://gcfd.convio.net/site/Donation2?11901.donation=form1&df_id=11901&mfc_pref=T&s_src=0921E3C&s_subsrc=fbpost3 #EndHungerNow #HungryToHopeful

Work is underway on a new mural representing hope and community on the future New Life Centers food pantry in Little Vil...
09/28/2021

Work is underway on a new mural representing hope and community on the future New Life Centers food pantry in Little Village, which will open later this fall in partnership with the Food Depository!

It's #NationalDiaperAwareness week! Did you know one in three families in the Chicagoland area experience unmet diaper n...
09/27/2021

It's #NationalDiaperAwareness week! Did you know one in three families in the Chicagoland area experience unmet diaper need? To help families in our community, we're partnering with Share Our Spare to deliver diapers to pantries and programs across Cook County.

Learn how to find free diapers near you: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/diapers/

It's #NationalDiaperAwareness week! Did you know one in three families in the Chicagoland area experience unmet diaper need? To help families in our community, we're partnering with Share Our Spare to deliver diapers to pantries and programs across Cook County.

Learn how to find free diapers near you: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/diapers/

Food or electricity? No one should have to choose. This #HungerActionMonth, the hunger crisis caused by the pandemic con...
09/26/2021

Food or electricity? No one should have to choose. This #HungerActionMonth, the hunger crisis caused by the pandemic continues for many of our neighbors. You can help provide food and hope.

Take action today: chicagosfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month Feeding America

Food or electricity? No one should have to choose. This #HungerActionMonth, the hunger crisis caused by the pandemic continues for many of our neighbors. You can help provide food and hope.

Take action today: chicagosfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month Feeding America

Join us and our partners in celebrating the new opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by on Wednesday, October 6 betwee...
09/25/2021

Join us and our partners in celebrating the new opening of the Austin WIC Clinic! Stop by on Wednesday, October 6 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about and enroll in important benefits and services like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC and childcare. You can also receive the COVID-19 vaccine! No ID or insurance required. Learn more: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/

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¡Acompáñenos junto a nuestros socios para celebrar la apertura de la Clínica WIC de Austin! ¡Visítenos el miércoles 6 de octubre entre las 11 a.m. y las 2 p.m. para conocer e inscribirse en importantes beneficios y servicios como SNAP, Medicaid, WIC y cuidado infantil! ¡También podrá recibir la vacuna COVID-19! No se requiere identificación ni aseguranza. Aprende más: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/event/austin-wic-clinic-opening/

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We believe a healthy community starts with food.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is ending hunger every day—providing food for those in need today and working to eliminate the root causes of hunger in our community.

Founded in 1979, the nonprofit Food Depository works with more than 700 organizations and programs—food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, children’s programs, older adult programs and other partners—across Cook County. We distribute the equivalent of 159,000 meals every day.

And Chicago’s Community Kitchens, our intensive 14-week job training program, gets unemployed and underemployed adults into restaurant and foodservice jobs that can lead to sustainable careers. For more information, visit chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.

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🏆Thank you!! Carmen, Luis and Maddie A00681🎄
There has never been a Thanksgiving where I have been so thankful for what I have after seeing so many families lose so much. I just made a donation on their site. Will you?
My husband and I are discussing a cash donation to your charity, but with the proviso that our names NEVER be mentioned in any marketing or on any published lists, and that we NEVER receive any mail or emails from your organization. Is there any way of arranging this? We have actually stopped donating to several charities because of the constant, unrelenting harassment through the mail and online. I realize this sounds rude, but we allocate our charity dollars carefully and anonymously. The only thing we want in return is a tax receipt.
Bremen Township Free Produce Day in the City of Markham! Interview with Kate Maehr - Greater Chicago Food Depository.
https://youtu.be/TRzY4OHJiK4 Thank you Kate for coming out. :) --From Rondal Jones Office Manager/ Deputy Clerk Bremen Township.
Sad that many locations are drive up only. A huge population that needs food is now going without.
Hi all! For all you runners out there who want to help raise money for places like the Greater Chicago Food Depository -- consider running in Q-19, A Virtual Run To Feed America. 50% of profits for this virtual run are being donated to Feeding America. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is in the Feeding America network, so if you'd like to get active and help out places like the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the same time, this is a great opportunity to do so! Visit Q19Run.com for more information.