Who We Are
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 68 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 155,000 meals every day.
How you can get involved
- Volunteer at the Food Depository or at an agency
- Advocate for hunger relief
- Donate to help provide food for the 812,000 men, women and children the Food Depository serves each year
Interested in visiting the Food Depository's warehouse and training center? Tours are available during the last week of the month. Call 773-247-3663 to schedule yours.