Stories

Your support fueled innovative responses to reach more neighbors in need

Chicago's Community Kitchens, the FRESH Truck and Healthy Student Markets reached farther into the community than ever before.

Research reveals depth of need among individuals with disabilities

New Food Depository research equips us to better serve individuals with disabilities.

Food Depository supporters fuel rollout of all-delivery program

The Food Depository launched a program to deliver all food to agencies. In the past, some agencies would come to GCFD to pick up their food. With the new program, agencies save time and money.

SNAP team works in Chicago Public Schools to connect families to benefits

Overall in fiscal year 2017, the Food Depository and its benefits outreach network submitted a record 5,878 applications on behalf of clients.

Partnership with Starbucks brings fresh prepared food to shelters

Through a national partnership with Feeding America launched in fiscal year 2017, Starbucks is working with the Food Depository on FoodShare – a program to provide high quality ready-to-eat meals for shelters in Cook County.

Veterans pantry inspires national model

The pantries at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center inspired a nationwide partnership.

Industries step up to fight hunger

From technologists to architects, many of Chicago's biggest industries stepped up their commitment to fight hunger this year.

Boosting supply and variety with food rescue

Agency-enabled food rescue matches partner agencies with high-quality food donations in their communities.

From Hungry to Hopeful

In our latest ad campaign, the Food Depository shared the story of hunger in a new light. The campaign highlighted individuals whose lives transformed through our programs.