Greater Chicago Food Depository

Saint Andrew parishioners regularly volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Serving at the depository helps alleviate the problem of people experiencing food insecurity in the Chicago area and our neighborhood specifically. Hours spent helping at the Food Depository help amass credits that purchase food for St. Mary of the Lake Food Pantry.

Trips are scheduled and announced in our bulletin and e-bulletin. To join one of our scheduled service times, contact Nancy Holland by completing the form below.

Upcoming Dates for Saint Andrew at the Food Depository:

Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 8:30 am to 11:15 am

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food image1bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 160,000 meals every day.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository depends on volunteers to assist with breaking down large quantities of food into smaller, more manageable sizes to be distributed to the above mentioned programs. By having volunteers, they are able to keep their number of full time employees low and use that money to purchase additional food to send out to the local pantries. In addition, for each volunteer that attends, our own local food pantries get ‘food credit’ to use towards purchasing whatever additional foods they need to assist with their local fight to end hunger. When you volunteer, you are fighting to end hunger at a local and regional level!

 

GCFD Form

Interest Form in serving at the Greater Chicago Food Depository with Saint Andrewn
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