Hunger Walk!

2013 hunger walk

Save the date! The Greater Chicago Food Depository is thrilled to announce that the 29th Annual Hunger Walk will take place June 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Join us and help alleviate hunger in Chicago. Keep checking back for more information!

To view last years photo album click here.

WIC

SamanthaWIC, provides healthy-food vouchers, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to roughly 9 million poor American women and their children. Many of our homeless families receive nutritious food and baby formula from this valuable program. The WIC program will no longer be providing this essential service by the end of the week due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. CCO will try to bridge huge gap that the loss of this program will create.

Consider donating today. Click on the ‘Donate’ button on the right. Thank you!

Plastic-bag Free!

Ruby and her reusable bagWe want to be plastic-free! Do you have reusable shopping bags that are just gathering dust? Drop them off any time at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. They will be used for our food pantry program that provides nutritious food to over 125 households each week. Thank you!

Reusable Bags Please!

Coinstar and Redbox donated nearly 3,000 insulated bags! Thank you!

Coinstar and Redbox donated nearly 3,000 insulated bags! Thank you!

We want your reusable bags! If you have reusable bags you no longer need please drop them off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. CCO is working to be “plastic-free.”

How will your donated bags be used? They will be given to our food pantry patrons who will fill them with nutritious food from our pantry. We are asking everyone to bring their bags back when they come back to the pantry. So, join us in this exciting change and donate your bags today. Thanks!

Our Residents Speak…

Hunt.Fish.Feed.2013

Recently, Hunt.Fish.Feed. came to CCO to prepare and serve salmon and venison tacos to our shelter guests. It was a delicious meal.

The following is a thank you note to Hunt.Fish.Feed from one of our shelter residents.

“Thank you so much for taking the time to fix us a special dinner. The tacos were really good. I thought they were made with ground beef (LOL)! This was the first time I tasted salmon. It went well with the dill sauce and lemon juice. It was delicious!”

Reusable Bags!

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CCO is working to be plastic-free! Today at the CCO Food bag Program, pantry patrons were given reusable bags for their can goods, produce and frozen meats.

Do you have reusable bags you would like to donate? Please bring them to 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. Staff and neighbors donated a large quantity of … Read More

Bring Your Bags!

Reusable BagsDo you have reusable bags that you aren’t using? Our food pantry patrons would love to use your bags! CCO would like to be plastic bag free so join us in our efforts by dropping off your reusable bags at 4628 North Clifton Avenue in Chicago. Check back with us for more information…

Thank you!

Rep. Greg Harris

Hunt.Fish.Feed. 2013Recently, State Representative Greg Harris came to CCO to be a part of our annual Hunt.Fish.Feed. event. CCO Staff and Executive Director, Sandy Ramsey were grateful for the opportunity to thank Representative Harris for his work in defending the homeless budget last year in Springfield.

Many thanks!

 

Hunt.Fish.Feed.

Hunt.Fish.Feed in partnership with Comcast Digital Cable prepared and served a delicious salmon dinner for our shelter guests last week. The salmon to be served has been donated by fisherman that participated in the PFC Geoffrey Morris Tournament on Lake Michigan.

The special meal was prepared by Executive Chef Scott Leysath and special guest David Draper. Alderman Cappelman and Illinois House Rep. Greg Harris joined CCO staff and residents for this special event! We are grateful to everyone who attended and made our shelter guests fill nourished and cared for.

Hunt.Fish.Feed uses wild game as a food source to help alleviate hunger in America. We are grateful that chose CCO for another amazing year!

 

Hunger Walk!

Over 120 fabulous CCO volunteers walked 3.1 miles at this years Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk. Over 25,000 pounds of food will go to our shelter residents, food pantry patrons and dinner guests who count on CCO for nutritious meals! We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for this fun event!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to everyone who walked for CCO or made a donation into our food account. We are grateful!