In March, the 30th annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards raised a record $1.45 million for hunger relief – the equivalent of more than 4.3 million meals for people in need in our community.

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.