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Older Adult Food Programs and Services

Food and support for Chicago and Cook County older adults.

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Supporting Healthy Aging for Older Adults

Healthy nutrition is important as we age. The Food Depository works to ensure that older adults living on fixed incomes do not experience hunger.

Whether you’re in need of fresh food or other resources, we’re here to provide the service you deserve.

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Juanita Foster
Juanita Foster
partner volunteer

“Seniors are our history, our wisdom. And we have to stand up for them to make sure they’re OK.”

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Juanita Foster
partner volunteer

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Find The Support You Need To Thrive

You’re our neighbor, and when you are in need we’re here to find the right solution for you. Discover a variety of programs designed to end hunger and reduce poverty.

31% of households in Cook County include at least one person over the age of 60.

Our network of partners is here to help older adults and their loved ones. Visit our map to find access to free groceries or a meal at a food pantry or program near you.


Older Adult Programs

How We Provide Food For Older Adults

We support programs that provide food, support and hope for older adults across Chicago and Cook County.

  • Older Adult Community Markets provide fresh produce and nonperishable food items to individuals aged 60 and older.
  • Resident and Produce Markets offer on-site groceries at older adult residential locations to help residents access nutritious food to prepare in their homes.
  • Through the Commodities Supplemental Food Program for Older Adults, we provide food boxes with healthy groceries full of key nutrients, such as Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron.


Learn How Food Insecurity Affects Older Adults

Hear from your neighbors to find out how hunger affects our communities and how our programs ensure no one goes hungry.

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The Service You Need Is Here

We’re here to get you the resources you need to thrive. Contact us if you need assistance with food or one of our programs.