FOREWORD

Welcome to the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s FY 2016 online annual report. Below, you’ll find stories and highlights of the impact we made together this year. From distributing 70 million pounds of food to providing fresh produce in partnership with health clinics to serving hundreds of thousands of meals to hungry children last summer, the support of our community propelled the Food Depository’s response to hunger. Please take a look around and know that our impact would not have been possible without your incredible generosity. Thank you.

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Kate Maehr

Executive Director & CEO
Greater Chicago Food Depository

BRIDGING THE GAP IN FY 2016 — NOURISHING OUR COMMUNITIES

70 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD

The Food Depository distributed nearly 70 million pounds of food last year, including more than 25 million pounds of produce.

23,594 VOLUNTEERS

A record 23,594 volunteers joined us in the fight against hunger.

6,000 INDIVIDUALS

We connected more than 6,000 individuals to the SNAP program, which will yield more than $18 million in economic impact.

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More than 11,500 walked with us to raise awareness and fight hunger at the 31st Annual Hunger Walk in Jackson Park.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE CAN END HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Every year, thousands of people join us in the fight against hunger. Whether you volunteer, advocate, start a food drive, raise awareness or donate, everyone can make a difference. Together, we are stronger. Together, we can end hunger in our community. Get involved now.

GET INVOLVED