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Campaign: 1 City, 1 Food Drive

November 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
1 City, 1 Food Drive is our largest annual food drive initiative. The goal of this campaign is to call on every Chicagoan to join us in the fight against hunger by donating 1 bag of food, 1 hour of their time, or 1 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
Union Station - postponed due to weather
Oct 31, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016
New Trier High School Food Drive
Nov 1, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
BOMA/Chicago Food Drive
Nov 9, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016
Chicago Bulls Schools Food Drive
Nov 9, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016
Merchandise Mart Food Drive
Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016
Ogilvie Station Bag Distribution
Nov 14, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016
City of Chicago Food Drive
Nov 16, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Pete's Fresh Market
Nov 17, 2016
WGN Drive-Thru Food Drive
Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016
Lights Fest with Eli's Cheesecake
Nov 21, 2016 - Dec 12, 2016
InterPark Food Drive
Nov 24, 2016
Turkey Day 5K/8K
Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016
Millennium Station Bag Distribution
Dec 1, 2016
WCIU Fill a Bag Fill a Bus (Jewel Osco @ Howard & McCormick)
Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
Mariano's Give Back for the Holidays
Dec 8, 2016
Merchandise Mart Donation Day
Dec 8, 2016
Holly Jolly Trolley
Dec 8, 2016
WCIU Fill a Bag Fill a Bus (Jewel Osco @ 4650 103rd)
Dec 10, 2016
WCIU Fill a Bag Fill a Bus (Jewel Osco @ Wellington & Ashland)
Dec 15, 2016
WCIU Fill a Bag Fill a Bus (Jewel Osco River Forest)

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 above.

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

Sheila Gartland
(847) 588-1690

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

Key Food Drive Partners

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