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Greater Chicago Food Depository is facilitating a connection between Chicago gardens and emergency food assistance agencies, such as food pantries and soup kitchens to help alleviate hunger and support nutrition in our community. We help gardeners and emergency food agencies form mutually beneficial partnerships that provide nutritious, fresh, locally grown produce to those who need it most.

Use this helpful document to learn more about fresh produce donation partnerships.

Gardeners: Interested in donating fresh produce to one or more of the Food Depository's network of food pantries? Please fill out this survey so we can help you connect and partner up with the food pantries in your area.

Agencies: Sign up online if your agency is interested in receiving local produce donations. Please fill out this survey so we can help you connect with a local garden in your area.

For tips on how to plan your donation model, access seasonal donations logs, request sample partnership agreements and encourage all your gardeners or general questions call the Food Depository’s Community Network Relations at 773-247-3663 or email