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.

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

Congratulations Team CCO! We are grateful to all our wonderful team members who participated in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle! Together the 11 members that ran the Shuffle raised over $3,500 to help alleviate homelessness in Chicago!

Nearly half of the team are adolescents who volunteer at CCO wrapping and delivering birthday gifts and treats to children living in the shelter. We are proud of their example to others and compassionate dedication to homeless children!

It’s not too late to join Team CCO. Learn more here.

Thank you Pepsico and Quaker!

Pepsico & Quaker

We would like to thank the Pepsico company for their continued support of our programs here at CCO. In addition to sponsoring our monthly Men’s Barbershop Events, Pepsico also conducted a clothing drive which collected suits and business attire for our residents to wear for job interviews and apartment hunting.

Today we received a donation of 900 lbs. of Quaker Foods products from the Pepsico company. Good things are happening at CCO, and it’s the participation of our community partners that helps to make that happen! Thank you!

We Have A Winner!

Shamrock Shuffle Winner!

Juniper Escue is the proud winner of an ipod shuffle. She is the top Team CCO Shamrock Shuffle fundraiser under 18. June has raised a total of $850 for CCO!

Great job and congratulations, June!

Does charitable fitness sound like something you’re interested in? Check out the options here. You won’t regret it!

What is Team CCO?

Team CCO from Cornerstone Community Outreach on Vimeo.

Learn more about Team CCO by clicking on the video clip above or by going to the Team CCO page here. The Team is offering a lot of charitable fitness opportunities in 2014. Find the one that’s right for you!

A Sparkling Kitchen

CCO Kitchen

The CCO kitchen prepares and serves hundreds of meals each day to our shelter guests.

Do you love to clean? Do you enjoy seeing stainless steel sparkle? Well, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. We are organizing an evening of cleaning in the CCO kitchen. Join us on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Email Eve at to RSVP and to get more information. Thank you!

Do Good & Do What You Love


Do good and do what you love…

What do you love to do? Knit? Paint? Run? Bake? Recently, we have had a growing number of CCO supporters who are doing good by doing what they love and donating a portion of their profits to help alleviate homelessness. Here is just one example…

Chicago potter, Chuck Escue, has been donating 50% of the profits from his hand-crafted earthenware items to Cornerstone Community Outreach. We think it’s a beautiful combination of art and generosity. Thank you, Chuck!

What do you love to do?

Winter At CCO

Winter at CCO

One kind word can warm three winter months.

~Japanese Proverb

Winter has been here for a while and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. The snow, ice and plunging temperature makes daily routines challenging. More than 100 children bundle up each morning and walk down the snowy sidewalks to school. Adult shelter guests make their way to important appointments, training programs and precious employment even when the weather poses an additional obstacle.

CCO case managers and support staff work each day to try to bridge the gap between homelessness and housing for everyone who comes through our doors. We’re proud of our shelter guests and the effort and determination that they bring to the many challenges they face.

Help us continue the valuable work of providing safe shelter, warm meals and vital case management services to our shelter guests. Donate or volunteer today! Thank you!

What Is Team CCO?

Team CCO

Team CCO is Cornerstone Community Outreach’s growing fitness charity team. Team members meet together, volunteer, and challenge themselves through training and fund raising for the families and individuals sheltered at CCO. These efforts directly benefit the lives of our shelter guests and help to alleviate homelessness in Chicago.

In the past, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been the centerpiece of Team CCO’s fitness year. This year the team is offering a broad range of charitable fitness options. They are:

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle - March 30, 2014

Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race - June 1, 2014

Greater Chicago Food Depository Annual Hunger Walk- June 2014

Chicago Half Marathon – September 7, 2014

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - October 12, 2014

Click here to learn more about joining the Team!