Ongoing Opportunities for Support
Several ongoing cause marketing partnerships benefit the Food Depository with your purchase.
If you are interested in beginning a Cause Marketing partnership with the Food Depository, please review our guidelines to learn more.
Shake Shack strives to be a good neighbor in every city that they call home. Every Shack location donates 5% of sales of a specific concrete to a local charity partner. For all of the Shake Shack locations in Cook County, 5% of the sales from their “Pie Oh My” concrete goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Learn more here.
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.
Whole Foods One Dime at a Time
The Whole Foods One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to customers to eliminate single-use plastic bags and develop stronger communities at the same time. At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10 cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt or they can choose to donate it to a selected nonprofit organization. From October through December at all Cook County Whole Foods locations, donations will benefit the Food Depository.
Target Circle is Target’s new free loyalty program. By enrolling in Target Circle customers can make a difference in their community simply by shopping. For every purchase that Target Circle shoppers make, they’ll earn votes to help direct Target’s giving.
Starting October 6, 2019, Cook County shoppers can enroll in Target Circle, shop, and then vote for Target to make a donation to the Food Depository. Learn more and enroll here.
Cocktails for a Cause
Bernie’s Supper Club located in Chicago’s historic River North neighborhood offers patrons an opportunity to enjoy a delicious drink while supporting a good cause. $1 from every charity cocktail purchased benefits the Food Depository.
Green Grease is a local used fryer oil recycling company. Green Grease connects restaurants and commercial kitchens to their communities by providing sustainable solutions for used fryer oil disposal. The used fryer oil Green Grease collects is guaranteed to be recycled into renewable energy. A portion of proceeds support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since 2014 Green Grease has recycled tens of thousands of gallons of used fryer oil and donated thousands of dollars on behalf of the kitchens they collect from.
The Soulfull Project focuses on creating healthy and delicious food, making it accessible to all and inspiring people to get involved in their communities. For every serving of hot cereal you buy, The Soulfull Project will donate a serving of Four Grain cereal to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Products can be purchased at Jewel Osco stores throughout the Chicagoland area.
Art & Advocacy
Art & Advocacy is a Chicago-based small business dedicated to bringing awareness to nonprofit causes with art and designed products. In 2018, they created a new collection with the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s mission in mind. The collection was inspired by the Food Depository’s commitment to increase access to fresh produce in the communities we serve. Twenty percent of the proceeds from every item in the collection will be donated directly to the Food Depository.