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When your food drive is over, consider dropping off your food donations at the Food Depository or at one of our public drop off locations - use the map below to find a location near you. The Food Depository can receive your food donations any business day between 7 am and 5 pm. You can also schedule a pickup.

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

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
  • 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 be happy to pick up your food donations if you meet the minimum requirements listed to the right. Our transportation team typically works Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 2 pm and can provide a pickup within seven business days of receiving your request. PLEASE NOTE: All changes/cancellations must be submitted at least 24 business hours in advance for us to be able to adjust a route.

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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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