Feeding Older Adults
Older adults often live on fixed incomes and are at risk of food insecurity. In fact, 39% of the households we serve include at least one person over the age of 60. We provide targeted support to reach this vulnerable population.
Older Adult Choice Markets
The Food Depository provides food for eight Older Choice Adult Markets throughout Cook County. In these markets, older adults can choose from a variety of fresh produce and nonperishable food items.
The Food Depository began delivering boxes of shelf-stable food to Chicago Housing Authority and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development residences in 2007. This program helps stretch tight grocery budgets while providing older adults with food to prepare in their homes. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, more than 37,000 boxes were delivered to more than 50 housing sites.