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Stories of Help and Hope

From the Front Lines

January Impact Report

I am full of gratitude for you. Please accept my sincere thanks for your partnership throughout 2022—your support filled the plates of our neighbors facing hunger across Chicago and Cook County.

In this Impact Report, you’ll find important facts, figures and stories that clearly demonstrate the great need within our communities—as well as the tremendous impact of your ongoing support!

As a valued partner in this mission to end hunger, please know the Greater Chicago Food Depository will continue to expand outreach to support our neighbors in their time of need, explore ways to keep them from facing hunger and build a better future where hunger is a thing of the past.

Thank you again for recognizing the vast need across Chicago and Cook County and for doing what you can to help. Your partnership with us is what truly makes all the difference.


Kate Maehr
Executive Director & CEO

Help Neighbors in Need

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.