It’s holiday season everyone! Although this time of year can be busy for most, I think it is important to make time to give back to the community. It’s hard to ignore homelessness in this city, when there are so many on the trains and buses. Since most people don’t like to give money or food when approached in those situations, find a place to donate on your own time!
The Greater Chicago Food Depository makes this very easy. TGCFD is Chicago’s food bank. It’s a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community.
The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchen and shelters. By partnering with The Food Depository, you can host your own food drive. If you qualify, they will even pick up the boxes for you. Register on their website.
If you only want to donate a personal amount of food, you can take the CTA to any of these partnering locations. To get to the Greater Chicago Food Depository itself to volunteer,
take the CTA Red line to Roosevelt. Then transfer to the Orange line. Traveling towards midway, get off at Pulaski. Next take the 53A bus towards 31st. Get off bus at 42nd street and walk to 4100 W Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL 60632.
Here is a LIST of most needed items!