More than 700 partners across Cook County ensure that nutritious food is available all year to our neighbors in need. Find a food pantry, soup kitchen, shelter or mobile program in your community.
Our 14-week workforce development program trains unemployed adults for productive careers in foodservice. Students receive free training and hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen.
We assist Cook County residents who are eligible for SNAP (The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and medical benefits. Our team offers application assistance by phone and in the community.
Children need nutritious food to grow up healthy and smart. 1 in 5 children in Cook County is at risk of hunger. Our school and community programs ensure that children have access to food where they learn, live and play.
Your gifts make an immediate impact on hunger in our community. Financial support lets us distribute nutritious food to areas in need, run programs that address the root causes of hunger and so much more.
When her mother lost her job, 7-year-old Cristal went to school hungry. She struggled to focus in class. With help from the food her family receives from a Healthy Kids Market, Cristal is soaring. She is one of thousands of people making the journey from hungry to hopeful with support from the Food Depository and our network of programs and partner agencies.