Now more than ever before, our neighbors facing hunger are older adults, people living with disabilities and working families. The Food Depository is serving nearly three times more people today than in 2001 and distributing nearly twice as much food. The need for more fresh produce, more varied distribution channels and stronger community partnerships is clear.
And so, during fiscal year 2017-2018, the Food Depository began its own evolution to meet that new need, and that evolution started with upgrades to our facility. In June, we launched the “Nourish” project: an ambitious renovation named after our Strategic Plan that will expand cold storage, increase warehouse efficiency, reconfigure the docks for faster loading, update the volunteer space, and more. These improvements will enable the Food Depository to distribute more fresh produce, operate with greater efficiency, engage more youth volunteers, and most importantly – provide more food and hope for even more of our neighbors now and in the future.
See renovation updates and help us complete the project at chicagosfoodbank.org/nourish.
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