Greater Chicago Food Depository

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Greater Chicago Food Depository
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The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit organization that fights hunger throughout Cook County, Illinois. The GCFD distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community programs, serving more than 800,000 adults and children every year. In fiscal year 2016, the GCFD distributed more than 70 million pounds of nonperishable food, produce, dairy products, and meat - the equivalent of more than 160,000 meals every day. Of the $96,883,955 spent in 2016, over 90% went to direct food distribution programs.

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June 2019
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The greater chicago food depository provides emergency food assistance in cook county, illinois by distributing food through a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and programs. The food distributed is donated, purchased or received from federal programs.


The greater chicago food depository provides programs to fight hunger among priority populations including children, students, older adults and veterans. The organization also offers workforce development for unemployed and underemployed individuals. Other programs include after-school and summer meals for children, food distributions for older adults, food distributions at schools, and federal benefits outreach.


Mobile responses reach populations that often don't have access to traditional emergency assistance programs. The food depository's producemobile distributes fresh fruit and vegetables in high-need communities, while the mobile pantry provides produce, protein and shelf-stable groceries to hungry individuals on evenings and weekends. The fresh truck offers produce to food insecure patients of health clinics throughout cook county.


Peter Johnson Board Chair
Norman Leon Board Vice Chair
Dennis R. James CFO
Jill Zimmerman VP of Development
Joseph Antolin Director
Monica Brown Moss Director
Rhonna Cass Director
Robert Cummings Director
Doug Cygan Director
Scott Davis Director
Christopher Deveny Director
Donald Fitzgerald Director
Clinton Hallman Director
Chris Happ Director
Grace Hou Director
John Idler Director
Steve Koch Director
Peter Lantero Director
Michael Locascio Director
Jeff Malehorn Director
Patrick Mulhern Director
Angela Odoms-young Director
Marc Paulhus Director
Monica Peek Director
Carlos San Jose Director
Gloria Santona Director
John Jay Shannon Director
Sylvia Stein Director
Michael Thompson Director
Vincent Tomkinson Director
Leon Walker Director
Katherine R. Maehr Executive Director & CEO
Nicole Robinson VP of Community Impact
Joan Chow CMO
Sheila M. Creghin VP Operations
Angel L. La Luz Jr. Senior Director HR
Thomas Mulvey Director of Accounting
Joseph Rodriguez Senior Director of Operations
Anand Varghese Director of Individual Giving
Muhammed Khan Director of IT
Source: IRS 990