Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Initiatives

Commitment

Started on April 1, 2019
3 year commitment

Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.

Our partner, Greater Chicago Food Depository, commits to being a place where families in need can find nutritious choices. Over the next three years, it will encourage healthier eating among the families it serves by evaluating the nutritional quality of the food it distributes, increasing the amount of nutritious food it offers and decreasing the amount of food and beverages with minimal nutritional value. It will provide families with information about healthier eating and encourage them to choose the healthier foods and beverages it offers.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes the equivalent of 159,000 meals on a daily basis. We are proud to work with an organization making such a positive impact on hunger and nutrition for families in Cook County, Illinois.

Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity

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