Partners in the Food Industry
Food companies of all types and sizes make an impact in our community by donating their products to the Food Depository. Some companies create food specifically for donation while other opportunities to give result from the availability of excess food.
Donations of items due to surplus production, discontinuation, imperfect or underweight packaging, quality control and approaching expiration dates offer nutritious food to those in need. Your donation also benefits your business through tax deductions, cost savings in warehousing and disposal charges for food that might otherwise be discarded.
Food Rescue for Retailers
To save good food from being wasted, our food safety and sanitation-trained Food Rescue drivers pick up from more than 240 retail grocer locations across Cook County. We use refrigerated trucks to deliver this food directly to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters the same day. We can pick up dry, refrigerated, and frozen products, saving your business transportation and staff costs.
For more information on making a food industry donation, please call 773-843-2605.
Food Donors Save
Food donations are tax deductible for corporations, small businesses, farmers, ranchers and restaurateurs. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donor Act of 1996 and the Illinois Good Samaritan Food Donor Act of 1981 protect all donors from liability.