Our supporters are essential to our mission of providing food to hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. Supporters just like you made it possible for us to distribute nearly 70 million pounds of food throughout Cook County last year.
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.
Ways to Give
Make Monthly Gifts as a Partner for All Seasons
Pledging to make a recurring monthly gift is easy and convenient. Your monthly donation guarantees that our community will benefit from your generosity throughout the year. Learn more about how your gift makes a monthly impact. Become a Partner for All Seasons.
Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift
Celebrate achievements, milestones, and life with a gift to fight hunger. 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.
Give Matching Gifts
Your gift will go twice as far if your employer provides a match to your charitable donation. Our list of employers providing matching gifts is growing. Find your employer’s matching gift program and make twice the impact. 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, bequest, life insurance, charitable trust, or retirement plan. Gifts of any size are welcome. We recommend consulting with your lawyer to plan your bequest to the Food Depository. 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.
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 to fight hunger. 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.
Visit Our Online Store
Showcase your support of the Food Depository with goods and apparel from our online store. High-quality clothing and other branded items are available for purchase. Net proceeds benefit the Food Depository’s programs. Browse the store now.
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.
This document is reprinted with permission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).