Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Pandemic-Related Boosts To SNAP Benefits Will End In March
The "emergency allotments" given after the 21st of each month will stop nationwide, reducing monthly benefits by $55 to $255 per person.
New 2-1-1 Call Center Can Help Chicagoans Get Food, Housing, Other Social Services
The call center will pick up 24/7 and is free, connecting people in need to child care, food and other resources.
Woodlawn Neighbors In Need Can ‘Shop’ For Free Food At Market Thursday Mornings
The free market is held weekly at First Presbyterian Church. Organizers will hold special holiday giveaways Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
Inflation Is Driving Up Demand At Food Pantries — But Rising Costs Also Make It Harder For Pantries To Help
Thanks to inflation, need for food assistance is reaching levels unseen even during the pandemic. Food Pantries are stretched thin to meet the demand. "[Clients] are having to make a choice: Am I going to eat or am I going to buy medicine?" one operator said.
Get Free Ice Cream Downtown Tuesday And Help Raise $10,000 To Feed Families In Need
With every scoop of free ice cream served at Pioneer Court, $1 will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Building Southwest Side Meal-Prep Facility
The plans for the new space and garden were supposed to go through key City Council committees in 2020, but the project was delayed due to the pandemic.
Englewood Food Pantry Is Back And Ready To Serve Neighbors After Closing For The Holidays
Neighbors can visit the IMAN Food and Wellness Center on 63rd Street for items ranging from fresh groceries to personal hygiene products.
A New South Side Food Pantry Is Fighting To End Hunger, One Shopping Cart At A Time
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network opened the IMAN Food and Wellness Center, 1216 W. 63rd St., thanks to a grant provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
At Least 8,000 Chicago Families Living In Poverty Aren’t Getting Food Assistance, Depository Says. New Program Aims To Find Out Why
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is partnering with neighborhood groups to identify why some families in need aren't getting public benefits. "We really want to take the time to learn the different barriers people face."
Food Co-Ops Team Up To Feed More Families In Need On South, West Sides: ‘We’ll Be Stronger Together’
Three co-ops have formed ChiMeals, a collective dedicated to supporting Chicagoans experiencing food insecurity.
Beyond Hunger’s Home Delivery Program Expands To Austin, Offering More Food Options For Seniors In Need
The new location will allow Beyond Hunger to serve more people and accommodate more special diets.
An Austin Food Pantry Is Expanding To Address Increased Need Brought On By The Pandemic
The food pantry at Circle Urban Ministries will now operate twice a week thanks to a grant from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Here’s Where You Can Find Free Food In Bronzeville This Weekend
A mobile pantry will give away groceries 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Church, 44 E. 41st St.
Edgewater Nonprofit Receives Grant To Expand Rogers Park Pop-Up Food Pantry
Care For Real is one of 26 community groups to receive grants from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to address food scarcity in underserved communities.
Food Pantry Works With Block Clubs To Deliver Groceries To West Side Seniors
The food pantry is using the relationship-driven model of the block club program organized by I AM ABLE to deliver groceries to seniors in need.
Chicago Is Experiencing The Biggest Hunger Crisis In Decades Because Of Coronavirus — And The Recovery Could Take Years
Hundreds of people lined up for a Christmas meal Tuesday in Little Village, one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by coronavirus. Local food pantries are their lifeline: "It's a big help."
Families Can Get Free Food Thursday In Back Of The Yards
The giveaway will begin 2:30 p.m. Thursday and continue until supplies run out at Miguel Community Center, 1936 W. 48th St.
Free Food Available Sunday In Bronzeville At Pop-Up With Baseball Star Curtis Granderson
Families can drive up to the site to receive a food and grocery package.
Auburn Gresham Food Drive Offering Free Groceries And Pet Food To Neighbors Tuesday
Pets and their human companions can pick up meals Tuesday morning while supplies last.
Healthy Living Hub Is Centerpiece Of Big Plans For Auburn Gresham: ‘In 5 To 10 Years … You’ll See The Vibrancy’
The hub is one part of a plan that won the $10 million Chicago Prize from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation in early August.