Greetings Bacon Nation.

It’s not just all about feeding our bacon urge.  We at Baconfest wanna give something back.  We are proud to announce THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY as a beneficiary of Baconfest Chicago 2010.

Ticket-holders, sponsors, friends:  thank you!  By participating in Baconfest Chicago and getting your gourmet bacon-fix, you are helping a great cause and we are thrilled to be able to support an organization doing such valuable and necessary work.

A little background info:

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.  The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.  Last year, the Food Depository distributed 58 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 119,000 meals every day.  The Food Depository’s programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger.

For more information, log onto or call 773-247-FOOD.