The support of Chicago’s commercial real estate community made a monumental impact on our neighbors struggling with hunger in fiscal year 2017-2018. In March, the 30th annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards raised a record $1.45 million for hunger relief – an amount that can help fund more than 4.3 million meals for people in need in our community.
That support directly impacts people like Kathleen Scanlan, who can’t work and takes care of her grandson. On a fixed income, she visits a Greater Chicago Food Depository partner pantry in Schaumburg, where she receives the food she needs to help fill the gaps.
“It helps immensely. Without the pantry, I would be on my own in this fight.”
Kathleen Scanlan, food pantry client
Since 1989, the generosity of this industry has amounted to nearly $19 million donated to the Food Depository – impacting millions of our neighbors like Kathleen.
- Enriching children’s lives through partnership with the City of Chicago
- Hunger in our community is changing, and so are we
- 20 years of giving a hand up
- Providing food and hope for our neighbors in need
- Commercial real estate community makes monumental impact on hunger
- Advocacy efforts expanded access to food for those in need
- Providing more than produce
- Serving our community’s priority populations
- A united community walks to end hunger