Chicago magazine recently named the Greater Chicago Food Depository one of the area’s 20 best charities.
“Impressively, this mainstay goes right where the need is,” writes the magazine. “Its Producemobile delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts, and its popular Lunch Bus serves free healthy lunches to kids throughout the city in the summer.”
The Food Depository and other organizations were highlighted in the November 2015 issue of the magazine. Charities were chosen based on a number of criteria, including holding a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.
The magazine also applied four tests to assemble the final list: Does the organization have a unique mission? Does it have significant data to show its impact? Does it have a strong Chicago connection? And, how big a hole would be left if it disappeared?
In addition to the Food Depository, organizations that focus on justice, culture, children, education, community resources, pets, health and the environment were chosen. See the complete list and read the full story.