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Veteran Food Programs and Services

Food and support for Chicago and Cook County veterans.

Providing Hope For Heroes

With veteran food programs and services for their everyday needs.

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We’re just as committed to serving you as you are to serving our country. The Food Depository responds to hunger among those who have served by providing nutritious food and connecting veterans to additional resources.

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

More than 12,000 veterans in Cook County live below the poverty line. Our network of partners is here to help veterans and their loved ones.

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Veteran Food Programs and Services

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.


Visit Our Veteran Food Pantries

Access fresh produce, dairy, meat and nonperishable food items every month at our veteran food pantries housed in Illinois VA facilities. Veterans can also visit any food pantry throughout our network for assistance.

Search our map to find free groceries or a meal near you and remember to bring your veteran ID.

Find Food

Hines VA Food Pantry

5000 S. 5th Ave, Hines, IL
Thursday from 10 a.m. to Noon

Jesse Brown VA Food Pantry

820 S. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL
Temporarily Closed


“I always find more resources here every year, and it just keeps me going.”

Tyler H.
Marine Corps


Veteran Stand Down Events

Twice a year we participate in Veterans Stand Down events where you can receive food, housing resources, medical care, clothing and other vital resources.

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The Service You Need Is Here

Contact us to find the veteran food programs and services you need to thrive.