Each Wednesday over 150 people gather in the CCO dining room to “shop” through nutritious food items. A range of items are offered each week and 25% or more consist of fresh fruits and vegetables. The majority of CCO food pantry attendees are senior citizens. Often, the bags of groceries they receive allow them to pay their rent, obtain important prescription medications, or other necessities.
In addition to having the pantry provide nutritious food items to food insecure Chicagoans, it is almost entirely run by volunteers. The CCO pantry has been one of our longest running programs and has been in operation for over 25 years. All the food that is distributed through the pantry is provided through the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
If you are interested in supporting the CCO food pantry join us on June 20th for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk 5k. Follow the link to register to walk for CCO or donate toward food credit. Every walk will create a 214 pound food credit for CCO with the food depot. We hope to see you at the Hunger Walk!