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.

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2012: Baconfest Charitable Impact
2011: Baconfest by the numbers: $25,000 / 58,000 lbs of food
Two weeks later at the GCFD
Announcing Our Charity Beneficiary
Baconfest Chicago raises $5,000 for Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Publican hosts Food Drive for Chicago Food Depository