Employment helps people overcome poverty and hunger. The Food Depository now offers free 4-week customer service and food industry training programs.
Our training programs are available to unemployed and underemployed adults living in Cook County. These opportunities are background friendly and welcoming to those without a high school diploma or GED.
Current Job Training Offerings
Our current programs combine online and in-person instruction. Due to COVID-19, access to in-person training is limited. We are currently developing new trainings. Stay tuned for future announcements.
Customer Service and Food Handler Programs
We currently offer two job training programs.
- Customer Service Excellence: Prepare for jobs like barista and server
- Food Handler: Prepare for jobs like food production, cook, dishwasher
Both of these programs are 4 weeks long. People who complete all program requirements will receive ServSafe® certifications and a $100 bonus.