A woman receives oranges at a food program

Programs and Services to End Hunger in Chicago

Children’s & School-Based Programs

Children need nutritious food to grow and learn. Our programs in schools and community sites ensure that children have access to food all year long.

Programs for Children

Older Adult Programs

Healthy nutrition is important as we age. We deliver fresh produce and shelf-stable food items to Older Adult Markets to help them eat well on fixed incomes.

Food for Older Adults

Chicago's Community Kitchens
Job Training

Our job training programs help unemployed and underemployed adults overcome poverty and hunger. Our programs prepare students for productive careers in customer service, the food industry and more.

Job Training

People pack bananas at a mobile food pantry program

Mobile Programs

Everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food, no matter where they live. Our Mobile Pantry and Producemobile® bring nutritious food into areas of unmet need.

Producemobiles and Mobile Pantries

Benefits Outreach
Benefits Outreach

We assist people with accessing federal benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) and Medicaid. These benefits help residents of our communities access health services and afford the food they need.

Benefits Outreach

Veterans’ Programs

We serve those who have served our country. The Food Depository is committed to supporting Cook County veterans through programs and partnerships. Food pantries in two local VA medical centers distribute nutritious food to thousands of veterans each month. The semi-annual Veteran Stand Down event provides food, clothing, medical care, and shelter for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Programs for Veterans

Nutrition Education Class

Health & Nutrition

Nourishing food is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. The Food Depository partners with local health systems to increase access to healthy food. Programs like our Fresh Truck help people prevent or manage diet-related health conditions.
We also offer a range of nutrition education programs and resources.

Get Nutrition Resources

Funded in part by

Chicago Department of Family & Support Services