It was ugly sweater day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Venture One team came ready to pack up some food to help Chicago’s families in need. In total, the team helped box over 8,000 lbs of pinto beans to be distributed to families throughout the city, and Maria placed second in the ugly sweater contest!
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. The Food Depository partners with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and provides for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food to those that are most in need throughout Cook County. Founded in 1979, the Food Depository has made a daily impact on hunger across Cook County. Last year, the Food Depository distributed nearly 72 million pounds of food, 37% of which was fresh produce. Every day they distribute the equivalent of 164,000 meals. More information can be found on their website at https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/.