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Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit food distribution and training center, provides food for people in need while striving to end hunger in Chicago’s community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. The Food Depository receives donations from over 350 local and national food companies, grocers, food-service organizations, produce markets and growers that find a convenient, safe and reliable way to contribute food that might otherwise go to waste. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 67 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 154,000 meals every day.