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Stories of Help and Hope

From the Front Lines

May Impact Report

I’m so grateful we can count on you. Your compassion and generosity have made a real difference in our shared mission to end hunger throughout the communities we serve.

Your support for the Greater Chicago Food Depository has provided hundreds of thousands of our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County with the food they need to thrive. That’s especially important now when the need for food has soared to crisis-level proportions.

But more than that, every time you give, you provide hope . . . showing children and families they’re valued and cared for.

If you’re able, please consider giving a generous gift today. Because when you do, a $50,000 matching challenge will double your impact. That means twice the nourishing food and twice the hope for families who need it the most.

Thank you for your generosity and your willingness to help our neighbors access the healthy food they need to thrive.


Kate Maehr
Executive Director & CEO


Thank You for Helping Our Neighbors Facing Hunger!

Due to record inflation, the number of people struggling with food insecurity is higher than before the pandemic, when it was already unacceptably high. Many of our neighbors are unable to afford the food they and their loved ones need.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository has felt the pressure, too. With community need up, we’re providing more food—so we’re purchasing more food at higher than ever prices. In fact, we spent three times the amount on food in FY22 than we did in FY20.

Please give whatever you can today to help meet the increased need for healthy food across Chicago and Cook County. We are truly grateful for your ongoing partnership in helping our neighbors facing hunger.


The Need is Great. You Can Help.

Please help provide a future where all of our every neighbor have the food—and hope—we ALL need to thrive.