Green Festival Exhibitors
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 64 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 134,800 meals every day. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root cause of hunger. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.