The Greater Chicago Food Depository has joined Gotham Greens – a global pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and leading regional produce company– to raise awareness of the fight against hunger in our community. The Brooklyn based company recently opened its 4th greenhouse facility here in Chicago, marking the company’s first expansion outside of New York.
Gotham Greens’ premium quality produce is grown in the company’s 75,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse, located in the historic Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. The greenhouse is powered by 100% renewable energy, employs over 50 local workers and will produce nearly 10 million annual crops. This year-round, pesticide free produce is sold to local retailers and restaurants providing Chicagoans with premium quality, hyper-local produce that often hits store shelves and restaurant plates the very same day it’s been harvested, 365 days a year.
As part of the new partnership, all of Gotham Greens’ packaged salads have been co-branded with the Food Depository’s logo, helping raises awareness for hunger while highlighting the need for fresh produce for everyone in our community. Gotham Greens also regularly donates their fresh, locally-grown produce to the Food Depository, and has committed to donating at least 6,000 packages of product this year.
“An important part of the fight against hunger is raising awareness,” said Kate Maehr, Food Depository executive director and CEO. “Our partnership with Gotham Greens is an innovative way to do just that.”
“Gotham Greens is especially proud to contribute to the important work being done in areas of food security by valued partners like the Food Depository,” said Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens CEO.
Check out a story on Fox 32 featuring the new Gotham Greens facility and the company’s partnership with the Food Depository.