ENDING HUNGER IN CHICAGO STARTS WITH YOU.

Without our supporters, we couldn’t have distributed 66 million pounds of food to the hungry last year. People like you helped make it possible. Will you be part of the solution?

Learn how you can make a difference with one donation, as a monthly donor, with honor and memorial gifts, stock gifts or planned giving.

HOW CAN YOU DONATE?

ONLINE
DONATE ONLINE

BY PHONE
773-247-3663

VIA MAIL
Send checks to:
Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632

Please make checks payable to: Greater Chicago Food Depository

VIA FAX
Download form
FAX: 773-927-8375

MONTHLY GIFTS

Monthly donors are essential to the Food Depository's daily response to hunger. Recurring donations of all sizes add up to make a big impact on the lives of men, women and children in our community. By committing as a monthly donor, you will ensure that our Cook County neighbors get the food they need. For example:

  • $25 per month can result in 600 lbs. of fresh produce for a Healthy Kids Market
  • $50 per month can result in 810 lbs. of food for a Veteran's program
  • $100 per month can result in 2,353 lbs. of shelf-stable food for our Mobile Pantry

For more information on making a monthly gift:
Enroll online by selecting "Sustaining gift" while completing this form
Give us a call at 773-247-3663
Download form and fax to 773-927-8375
Send us an email: chicagosfoodbank@gcfd.org

Update your monthly gift information here

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

Celebrate achievements, milestones and lives with a donation that helps fight hunger. Every gift is truly special and we’ll provide recognition for you and those you honor.

"People are so creative in finding ways to honor friends and relatives by donating for memorials, birthdays, thank yous, bar mitzvahs, weddings, holidays, etc. Their words keep me inspired."

ONLINE: Select "yes, this is an honor or memorial gift" while completing this form

GIVE BY PHONE: 773-247-3663

BY FAX: Download form, Fax to 773-927-8375

Your gift provides food for hungry people in our community and works to help us in our mission to end hunger.

E-Cards are not currently available.

STOCK GIFTS AND SECURITIES

We’ve established a brokerage account to accept Depository Trust Company (DTC) transfers and securities as gifts.
William Blair & Company
DTC #771 GCFD A/C # 156-40294-1-9

Contacts:
David Brown, 312-364-8661 or
David Dreifuss, 312-364-8363

William Blair & Company
222 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60606
Fax: 312-924-5942
E-mail: William Blair & Company

Help us properly acknowledge your gift by notifying us at 773-247-3663

Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN): 36-2971864
DUNS: 09-476-2572

Download the Food Depository stock information sheet (PDF)

JOIN OUR "WILL TO END HUNGER SOCIETY"

Include the Greater Chicago Food Depository in your future plans by naming the Food Depository as a beneficiary of your estate through your will/bequest, life insurance, charitable trust or retirement plan. Your gift can be of any size. You can leave a legacy with your commitment to fighting hunger in Chicago.

Please let us know about your plans by filling out an enrollment form so that we can include you in our society and thank you appropriately.

We suggest consulting your attorney to ascertain the details of your estate plans before contacting us:
Individual Giving
773-247-3663 | Email

Sample Bequest Language:

The official bequest language for the Greater Chicago Food Depository is: "I, [name], of [city,state,ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Greater Chicago Food Depository [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

Legal Name: The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN): 36-2971864
Incorporated In: Chicago, IL

Downloadable Forms:
•    Will To End Hunger Society Enrollment Form (PDF)
•    IRS Form 8283, “Noncash Charitable Contributions” (PDF)
•    Instructions for Form 8283 (PDF)
•    IRS Publication 526, “Charitable Contributions” (PDF)
•    IRS Publication 561, “Determining the Value of Donated Property” (PDF)

QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING A DONATION?

We’re happy to help. Please contact Donor Services at 773-247-3663 or email us at chicagosfoodbank@gcfd.org.