Our neighbors struggling with hunger face much different circumstances now than they did just a few years ago. As the need changes, our response is evolving. We must do more to serve vulnerable populations and increase access to nutritious food throughout Chicago and Cook County.
The Food Depository is ready to take on this challenge.
Our Nourish renovation project will provide more fresh fruits and vegetables by expanding our cold storage, improve efficiency by remodeling shipping and receiving docks and engage new anti-hunger leaders by updating our volunteer space.
This project advances our vision for a day when no one goes hungry.
Our New Volunteer Center broadens volunteer opportunities for children, families and groups. The volunteer center includes an interactive children’s area, a new orientation room and a dedicated space for produce sorting.
Reconfigured Office Space accommodates our growing team, adding more training and meeting space.
Warehouse and Transportation Improvements increase our capacity to store and distribute fresh food, adding a transportation center and reconfiguring our docks to accommodate our increasing deliveries.
See our updated space and learn how we’re evolving our approach to end hunger. Join us for a tour.
Renovations completed in October 2019 make our facility more efficient and effective. We increased our capacity to store and distribute fresh fruits and vegetables. We remodeled our volunteer center to improve the overall experience and create more opportunities for youth and families.
We must meet our hungry neighbors where they live and learn. We can do this through expanded partnerships at schools, health clinics, senior centers and residences. By continuing to engage elected officials, community leaders and the public, we will advance policies and solutions to solve the root causes of hunger.
To advance our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community, we will expand our Chicago’s Community Kitchens workforce training program and establish a new program to increase employment opportunities. We will be able to prepare nutritious meals for home delivery. We will also establish a nutrition education center to improve the health of our community.
The Food Depository is proud to announce a plan to build a new meal preparation kitchen to produce nutritious, high-quality meals. Learn more about what’s next as we work to end hunger and address its root causes.