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Campaign: 1 City, 1 Food Drive

November 1, 2014 through December 30, 2014
1 City, 1 Food Drive is our largest annual food drive initiative. The goal of this campaign is to call every Chicagoan to join us in the fight against hunger by donating one bag of food, one hour of their time, or one dollar. Through a combined effort of more than 500 community food drives and 10 to 15 larger strategic food drive partners and events, our goal this year is to collect 1.5 million meals.

This year we have over 225 public drop off locations where anyone can give a food donation. We’d also encourage you to consider organizing your own food drive. Help us make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season.


How to Get Involved

Your donation goes further through a virtual food drive. Because of the Food Depository's wholesale purchasing ability and efficient distribution model, a virtual food drive gift provides more food than a traditional food drive—doubling or even tripling the impact of your generosity. And it's a fun way to make a donation! Every dollar raised through the virtual food drive is used to buy nutritious food for individuals and families at risk of hunger in our community.


For every $1 donated, the Food Depository can provide three meals for our neighbors in need.
Every day, the Greater Chicago Food Depository works to end hunger in our community. Many supporters make this impact possible.

Special Events
Nov 8, 2014
Radisson/Magellan Event
Nov 8, 2014
ISSA Family Foundation Blackhawks Autograph Signing
Nov 10, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014
City of Chicago Food Drive
Nov 12, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014
Interpark Food Drive
Nov 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
BOMA/Chicago Food Drive
Nov 19, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
Union Station
Nov 24, 2014
1 City, 1 Food Drive Celebration at Merchandise Mart
Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014
Ogilvie Station
Nov 27, 2014
Turkey Day 5K
Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014
Chicago Bulls Food Drive
Dec 13, 2014
Boy Scouts "Scouting for Food"
Dec 16, 2014
Michigan Plaza

For a complete listing of events and event details please check out our Events Calendar.

Drop Off Locations

Please note that these locations are specific to the 1 City, 1 Food Drive campaign and are only active through the dates indicated

Aaron Brother's
5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Self-Storage

Box Pick-up & Drop-off


Aaron Brother's
8316 S. Birkhoff Ave Chicago, IL

83rd & Halsted Self-Storage

Box Pick-up & Drop-off


Garvey's Office Products
7500 N. Caldwell Avenue, Niles, IL, 60714-3808


Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL, 60632



Key Food Drive Partners

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