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You Delivered Help & Hope in 2022

A Year Like None Other

Decades-high inflation affected most Chicago and Cook County residents, but for many households, it made putting healthy food on the table a huge challenge. Your support helped provide food and hope for our communities facing hunger!

  • 77.3 million nutritious meals made all the difference for children, families and other households experiencing hunger in the 2022 fiscal year. Thank you for strengthening our communities through your generosity!
  • 25% increase in the amount of food distributed throughout Chicago and Cook County compared to fiscal year 2019, before the start of the pandemic. Thank you to our caring friends and donors who continue giving generously to reach our neighbors facing hunger!
  • 36% of the food we distributed was produce!
  • 700+ food pantries, soup kitchens, school programs and other community partners ensured every community had access to healthy food. This includes Lunch Bus stops and after-school programs which keep children in need fed across Chicago and Cook County.

As we work to provide our network of community partners and programs with nutritious food, 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.

The Food Depository is intentional about being good stewards of finances and resources, but as the need across Chicago and Cook County grows, so does the need for your ongoing partnership.

Please give as you feel you can. Just $1 can help provide 3 meals for someone in our neighborhood who needs healthy food.