Donate food to The Greater Chicago Food Depository

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE FOOD?

FOOD DRIVES

Start a food drive
A food drive with your company, business or organization is simple to set up and helps in a huge way. Want an even easier solution, start a virtual food drive.

FOOD COMPANIES.

Make an impact on hunger by donating your company’s surplus and imperfect, yet edible, products. Donations of items due to surplus production, discontinuation, imperfect or underweight packaging, quality control and approaching expiration dates offer nutritious food to those in need while providing cost-savings in warehousing and disposal charges for food that might otherwise be discarded. CALL: 773-843-2656 for more information.

FOOD RETAILERS.

Join our Food Rescue Program

To save good food from being wasted, our refrigerated trucks pick up from over 140 retail grocer locations and deliver it directly to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters the same day.

GOOD SAMARITANS SAVE, IN MORE WAYS THAN 1.

Not only does 93% of each dollar go directly to hunger relief programs, but food donations are also tax deductible for corporations and, under the Food Provision in the Pension Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, Section 1202), small businesses, farmers, ranchers and restaurateurs. All donors are protected from liability under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donor Act of 1996 and the Illinois Good Samaritan Act, which was established in 1981.

IMMEDIATE IMPACT.

Our certified Food Rescue drivers pick up perishable, prepared foods from grocers in the morning. The items are immediately delivered to a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter that can use the donation in its food distribution program. In fiscal year 2012-2013, Food Rescue saved more than 10.2 million pounds food from going to waste.

Contact us for more information on food industry donation.
CALL: 773-843-2656