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Join Our Team. Change Lives.

Where every day is an opportunity to make a difference.

Take Care of Our Neighbors. We’ll Take Care of You.

We couldn’t change the lives of our neighbors without employees dedicated to ending hunger.

When you join the Food Depository, you’re joining a group of purpose-driven people who understand the impact nutritious food can have on a community.

Full-time benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Generous paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • On-site gym
  • $3,000 annual employer-paid ThrivePass lifestyle and wellness benefit program
  • $250 employee referral bonus

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Take the Next Step in Your Career

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Emily Cook
Emily Cook
Food Handler & Production Instructor

“Every day when I drive home, I know that I helped put food on the table for somebody.

The best part of my job is interacting with so many different colleagues. We are all doing different things with different skills, but we are all mission driven.

We are all here for the same reason and that’s to end the cycle of poverty and hunger… I’m making opportunities for people and I’m helping my community. That’s powerful.”

Emily Cook
Food Handler & Production Instructor

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact us for additional support and guidance.

Purpose-Driven People Committed To Ending Hunger

How do we end hunger? Bringing passionate, knowledgeable, and strong minds together to get to the root causes. Join a team of purpose-driven leaders who use every day as an opportunity to create change.

Hunger Action Corps

Gain Experience While Working To End Hunger

The Hunger Action Corps is an Americorps program where individuals can develop service, formal training and personal development skills while supporting our neighbors in need.

Program Benefits Include:

  • CTA pass
  • Living stipend
  • Child Care assistance
  • Loan forbearance
  • End of service education award
  • Health insurance for full-time members
  • Professional and personal development plans
  • Professional development stipend

Learn More about the Hunger Action Corps



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Learn what it's like to work at the Food Depository and see why our employees are proud of the work they do.

Since 1979

Nourishing Chicago and Cook County Communities

For over 40 years, the Food Depository has been driven by a mission that puts the needs of our neighbors first. We believe that food is a basic need and work together to advance solutions that end hunger and its root causes.

Learn More About Us

We center our work on our neighbors who face hunger.
We work for justice.
We are inclusive.
We are courageous.

Put An End To Hunger

Make a difference in your community when you join the Food Depository Team.