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When your food drive is over, please plan to drop off your food donations:

  • At the Food Depository - Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm (have your food weighed and take a photo in front of our backdrop!)

  • At one of our public drop off locations - use the map below to find a location near you

  • At one of our 700 partner agencies - type in your zip code to find one near you

    Interested in becoming a food drive transportation partner or including your place of business as a public drop-off location for other food drives? Please contact fooddrives@gcfd.org


  • Drop Off Locations

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

    Year-round Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm
    Sheila Gartland
    847.588.1690


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

    Year-round Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm
    773.843.6655



    Deliver Your Food Donations
    PLEASE NOTE: delivery locations throughout Cook County are added and removed throughout the year, please check our map above before dropping off your donation.

    You are welcome to deliver your donations to our facility Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm (have your food weighed and take a photo in front of our backdrop!) or to one of the 700 partner agencies we work with across Cook County. To find a location type in your zip code and you should be able to find a location close to you. Please call before you deliver the food. You can also drop off your donations to one of our designated public drop off locations listed above depending on their hours of operation. All food donations should be placed in taped boxes, not to exceed 40 lbs. and labeled per the Box Preparation Guidelines.

    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, as a non-profit, we do not have the ability to pick up food donations. You are welcome to deliver your donations to our facility Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm. To discuss a large food donation pickup request please email fooddrives@gcfd.org


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