Ongoing Opportunities for Support
Several ongoing cause marketing partnerships benefit the Food Depository with your purchase.
Mariano’s Million Pounds
Mariano’s is leading an unprecedented community effort to donate One Million Pounds of food to the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository throughout the month of December. The collection of shelf-stable food donations in Mariano’s stores will begin December 1 and last through December 31.
Chicago Restaurant week
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is the official nonprofit beneficiary partner of Chicago Restaurant Week 2018. Diners can text CRW to 41444 to make a donation to the Food Depository through February 8, 2018. If you’re planning to dine out during Restaurant Week, let the restaurant know that you are a Food Depository supporter.
Give a Meal with Bank of America
Join Feeding America, in partnership with Bank of America, and connect families and communities in need to hope. For every $1 you donate through the Give A Meal site, Bank of America will contribute $2.
Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel invites you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back. From November 1-December 31, Crate & Barrel will invite customers to donate at the register and online. 100% of funds raised in-store will benefit the food banks. Crate and Barrel’s goal is to help bring 1 million meals to the table.
Gotham Greens, a global leader in urban agriculture, grows premium-quality leafy greens, lettuces and herbs in “The World’s Largest Rooftop Farm,” located in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. The company’s packaged salads can be found at grocery stores throughout Chicagoland and are co-branded with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, raising critical awareness for hunger relief throughout our community. Since launching in Chicago in Fall 2015, Gotham Greens has donated thousands of pounds of their pesticide-free produce to the Food Depository, providing year-round fresh produce donations to our communities.
Go to Bat with Binny’s
Binny’s Beverage Depot has teamed up with the Food Depository for Binny’s Goes to Bat. For every Cubs lead off batter who gets a hit in the first inning, Binny’s donates $100 to the Food Depository. Learn more and see the current giving total for this season on the Binny’s site.
We have partnered with Feeding America and French’s to fight hunger in Cook County. For every specially-marked bottle of French’s mustard sold between April 18 and November 30, and specially-marked bottles of ketchup sold between April 18 and December 31 at stores in Cook County, a meal will be donated to the Food Depository.
Cook County Cheesecake Factory locations will donate $0.25 per slice of a select flavor of their cheesecake, to be split 50/50 with the Food Depository and Feeding America. Flavors are: Pumpkin or Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake slices sold from September 1 – November 23, 2017 or Peppermint Bark Cheesecake from November 24, 2017-January 2, 2018.
Shop with Amazon Smile
You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Food Depository. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support the Food Depository by starting your shopping here.