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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 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you meet the minimum requirements, you also have the option to schedule a pickup.

As a 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 or 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


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



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
  • You have collected a minimum of 20 full boxes of food (approximately 500 pounds)
  • Your pickup location is within Cook Country

The Food Depository 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 7:00 am and 12:00 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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Schedule a Food Donation Delivery
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 this map before dropping off your donation.

If your donation does not meet the minimum requirements for a pickup, you can deliver the donations directly to the Food Depository any business day from 7:30 am and 5:00 pm or to one of our designated public drop off locations any business day between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Before dropping off your food donations ensure you have met the requirements listed to the right and please e-mail fooddrives.org to schedule your delivery five days ahead of time.

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Additional Help

Please see our FAQs if you would like to make a food industry donation.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a pickup and are not able to deliver your donations to one of our public drop off locations check out www.moveforhunger.org or please contact our Food Drive Support Team for additional options.


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