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We are Chicago’s food bank — a nonprofit food distribution and training center that provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 67 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 154,000 meals every day.

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COME SEE OUR MISSION IN ACTION

Interested in visiting our warehouse and training center? Tours are available during the last week of the month.

Please call 773-247-3663 to schedule yours.

OUR TAX INFORMATION

The Food Depository is registered as a 501 (c) (3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service.
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You can also review our Annual Reports or request a copy of our IRS form 990.
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