The Greater Chicago Food Depository hosts special events annually to help fund our hunger-relief and training programs.

Get involved by volunteering at an event, attending an event or promotion, or through our sponsorship opportunities.

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Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner

Commercial Real Estate AwardsOften referred to as "the Oscars" of the Chicago commercial real estate industry, the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner draws more than 1,800 of Chicagoland's top commercial property professionals

This 25th annual awards dinner recognized 2012’s outstanding architects, designers, developers and brokers at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The event raised more than $1 million this year to support hunger-relief programs and has raised more than $13 million in the past 25 years.

>> 25th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Winners
>> 2013 Event Photos


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Hunger Walk

Thank you to 25th Annual Hunger WalkersFor 27 years this annual event has been a grassroots benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s member agencies. The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s member soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters raise money to support their communities. The walkers, whose numbers have grown over 27 years to nearly 12,000, helped to raise more than $566,000 last year by soliciting donations on their behalf. This 3.1 mile walk took place along the lakefront this year starting at Soldier Field and concluding with live entertainment.

The 28th Annual Hunger Walk will take place Saturday, June 29, 2013.

>> 2012 Event Photos

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Fruit Loops CANstruction structure 2011Approximately 95,000 cans of food from the 19 structures of the 6th annual CANstruction design/build competition went to feed the hungry in Cook County. Chicago architects, engineers and construction companies showed off their designs and engineering genius to aid in the cause to fight hunger. All cans used in the structures benefited the Greater Chicago Food Depository. CANStruction will return to the Merchandise Mart in August 2013.

» 2012 Event Information

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