Supporters like you are essential to our daily impact. Your gift goes to work immediately to provide food and hope for our neighbors in Chicago and Cook County.
We use your contribution efficiently: 91 cents of every dollar goes directly to support our programs and services. Charity Navigator consistently recognizes the Greater Chicago Food Depository as a four-star charity, indicating the highest level of financial stability, transparency, and commitment to best practices.
Making an end-of-year gift? Please review important deadlines to receive 2019 tax credit.
Ways to Give
Make Monthly Gifts as a Partner for All Seasons
Your monthly donation guarantees that our community will benefit from your generosity throughout the year. It’s an easy and convenient way to make an ongoing impact. Become a Partner for All Seasons.
Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift
Celebrate achievements, milestones, and life with a gift to take hunger off the table. We provide recognition for you and your honoree. Send an ecard to notify those you honor of the valuable contribution you have made in their honor. Make a gift now.
High-quality cards are also available to share your contribution with your honoree. With a gift of $25 or more, we will mail you a card to personalize with your message. Order cards here.
Give Matching Gifts
Many employers match charitable donations, making your gift go twice as far. Find your employer.
Make a Bequest or Planned Gift
Leave a lasting legacy by joining the Will to End Hunger Society, our planned giving legacy circle. Designate the Greater Chicago Food Depository as a beneficiary of your estate in your will, living trust, life insurance, charitable trust, or retirement plan. Gifts of any amount are welcome. Learn about legacy gifts.
We have established a brokerage account to accept Depository Trust Company (DTC) transfers and securities as gifts. Learn more about donating stocks and securities.
Show Your Support with Merchandise
The Food Depository’s newly updated merchandise store offers fun apparel and accessories for the whole family. Net proceeds from all store purchases support our mission. Shop online now.
Participate in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Make your experience more meaningful by raising funds for the Food Depository when you run the Chicago Marathon or participate in other events. We provide a customized fundraising page you can share with friends and family to raise awareness and funds. Join the effort here.
Shop with Our Partners
Partnerships with local and national retailers offer the opportunity to give back while you shop. Find out how your purchases can make a contribution at the Food Depository.
Donor Bill of Rights
The Food Depository follows the principles expressed in the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights. View a copy of the Donor Bill of Rights here.
2019 Year End Giving Information
Please note: The Greater Chicago Food Depository is closed on January 1, 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please review the following deadlines to ensure you receive 2019 tax credit for your gift:
Gifts by Mail: Postmarked by US Postal Service by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Gifts by other delivery services: must be Received by December 31, 2019.
Please send to:
Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632
Electronic Securities Gifts: Received in the Food Depository’s account by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
More information on securities gifts.
Gifts by Credit Card: Made by 10:59 pm* on December 31, 2019, on our secure online donation site.
*Our credit card processor operates in the Eastern Time Zone.
We appreciate your support and hope you have a great holiday.