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Greater Chicago Food Depository

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Hunger

Location

4100 West Ann Lurie PlaceChicago, IL 60632 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community

Description

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty.

As the face of hunger in our community has changed, the Food Depository has evolved. Our programs address the specific needs of diverse groups, including children, older adults and veterans.

By taking hunger off the table, we enable families to focus on other priorities, like education, growth and security. We enable communities to face their challenges with confidence. Today and in the long term, providing nutritious food is an investment in health and hope for our neighbors and our community

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by valerie b. from chicago, IL (December 10, 2009)
I would recommend to friends it shows how hunger is a great impact on hunger in so meany ways

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