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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 and 5 pm

  • 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

    The Food Depository works with 700 partner agencies throughout Cook County who run pantries, soup kitchens and shelters and will be happy to receive your donation. Please plan to donate your smaller donations directly.

    Our fantastic food drive transportation partner, Garvey's Office Products, will pick up your donation (10+ boxes) and deliver it to the Food Depository. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the volume of donated food we receive through Garvey's pickups we cannot guarantee weighing individual donations.

    If needed, the Food Depository will pick 20+ boxes. Please complete the Request Pickup form below.

    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

    Sheila Gartland
    (847) 588-1690

    Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm

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

    Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm

    Request a Food Donation Pickup
    Minimum requirements for pickup:
    • Your food drive has come to an end
    • You have collected 10+ boxes of food
    • Boxes must be TAPED and no heavier than 40 lbs. For more information please visit Box Preparation Guidelines
    • Your pickup location is within Cook Country

    The Food Depository or our transportation partner, Garvey's Office Products, will do our best to pick up your food donations if you meet the minimum requirements listed to the right - Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm and can provide a pickup within 3 - 5 business days of receiving your request.

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    Deliver Your Food Donations
    Minimum requirements for delivery:
    • Your food drive has come to an end
    • All food donations have been placed in TAPED boxes, do not exceed 40 lbs. and are labeled per the Box Preparation Guidelines
    • You have identified an active drop off location on the Food Donation Map
    PLEASE NOTE: delivery locations are added and removed throughout the year, please check our map above before dropping off your donation.

    You can deliver the donations directly to the Food Depository any business day from 7 am to 5 pm or to one of our designated public drop off locations depending on their hours of operation.

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