Since 1979, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has been working every day to end hunger in our community. It is our shared responsibility to help our neighbors build healthy, secure lives, and strengthen the communities they call home.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the risk of hunger for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors. The Nourish Project is critical to increasing the availability of healthy food and addressing the root causes of hunger across Chicago and Cook County, including inequities that have affected communities for generations.
In 2019, the Food Depository completed Phase I of the Nourish Project with an expansion of cold storage, upgrades to our warehouse, and new spaces to engage volunteers in our mission. These renovations to our facility proved critical as demand for food assistance soared during the pandemic.
Beginning in 2022, Phase II of the Nourish Project will grow our capacity to provide nutritious prepared meals for people at increased risk of hunger, while also creating jobs and economic impact for populations and communities that have been historically impacted by inequity and disinvestment.
A community’s strength, growth and well-being all start with food. By nourishing people, we nourish hope. Working together, we will truly become a Greater Chicago.