Greater Chicago Food Depository

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 distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 69 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 140,000 meals every day.

Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.

South Loop Community Church Food Pantry is happy to be part of the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s network of food pantries. For more information on the Greater Chicago Food Depository and their work, please visit their Web site. For a brief overview of how the Greater Chicago Food Depository works with local food pantries, check out the video below.