Volunteering is a great way to enhance your food drive efforts by allowing you to learn firsthand what happens to your
donations after they are received. It also provides an exciting team building environment. Thanks to the help of our dedicated
volunteers—who provided more than 88,000 service hours last year—the Food Depository is able to feed the hungry in
our community more efficiently. Book your volunteer session now and take the next step in the fight against hunger.
View our volunteer calendar
We invite you to come see the impact of your food drive contributions. Join us for a one hour, behind the scenes tour of our
facility to meet members of our team, learn about food warehouse operations and storage, and discover more about the innovative
programs that help distribute the food to your neighbors in need.
Schedule your tour today
The Food Depository hosts a number of special events annually to help fund our hunger-relief efforts and training programs. You
can get more involved by attending one of these events, providing volunteer support, or through our various sponsorship
opportunities. We would encourage you to consider organizing a walking team at our annual Hunger Walk, or visiting our CANstruction exhibit at the Merchandise Mart.
Advocate for Hunger Relief
Take a stand against hunger. Let your elected officials know that you support hunger-relief programs. The Greater Chicago Food
Depository advocates for resources and policies that benefit our member agencies and help us stock our shelves for the nearly
812,000 men, women and children who turn to us each year.
Learn more about the Food Depository's advocacy