Stories

Nourishing our Mission

The Food Depository’s major building remodel was designed to strengthen our mission of ending hunger.

Food Depository advocates work to protect food assistance at state and federal level

Anti-hunger advocates made progress to expand food access in Illinois, while fighting off harmful SNAP cuts at federal level.

President Obama joins 18,300 volunteers in mission to end hunger

Volunteers play critical roles at the Food Depository every day. The former President was one of thousands who joined us to support those in need of food.

Afterschool meals help kids chase dreams

Through afterschool meals, summer meals and Healthy Student Markets, the Food Depository helps end child hunger in Cook County.

Culinary students find work, give back

Chicago’s Community Kitchens, the Food Depository’s culinary job training program, helps students with barriers to employment and connects them to jobs in the food industry.

Food pantries are a lifeline for those in need

With the help of hundreds of pantries in the Chicago area, the Food Depository helps prevent local food insecurity.

Food Depository serves hundreds of federal workers during shutdown

For the first time in its history, the Food Depository delivered directly to federal workers, many of whom faced food insecurity for the time as a result of the government shutdown.

Food Depository steps up efforts to help veterans

Many military veterans lack consistent access to affordable, nutritious food. The Food Depository aims to change that narrative.

Founders shared dream of ending hunger

Founded in 1979, the Greater Chicago Food Depository acknowledged its 40th anniversary this year and reflected with gratitude on the many people who have helped us along the way.