2020 Virtual GCFD Food Drive

Due to COVID-19, we will host this year's food drive virtually. Instead of collecting physical food donations, each building that registers will have an individual donation webpage. On this webpage, you will be able to create a donation goal, share the webpage with your tenants and track your donations. To participate, all you need to do is complete this quick and simple registration form.

The registration deadline is October 26. The GCFD Holiday Food Drive will start on November 9 and end on December 18. This will give your building six weeks to collect monetary donations.

GCFD Register

We know that you love hosting physical food drives in your buildings. Although that is not possible this year, we will all work together to make this virtual food drive a tremendous success. Your building's monetary donations will go a very long way! Thanks to the GCFD's wholesale purchasing power, every $1 you donate provides three meals – doubling or even tripling the amount of food your dollar can purchase at a regular grocery store. Also, 100% of virtual food drive proceeds are used to purchase food!

Have questions? Contact the contact Nicole Ramos via email at nramos@gcfd.org or call 773-843-2654.

Do you still want to host a physical food drive? Due to budget constraints and COVID-19, the GCFD will not be able to drop off and pick up supplies and food this year. If you would like to host a physical food drive, the GCFD will ask your building to handle the drop off/pick up of supplies and food. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these times. To host a physical food drive, please reach out to Nicole Ramos via email at nramos@gcfd.org or call 773-843-2654.

2019 GCFD Holiday Food Drive Recap


A total of 157 buildings participated in the 2019 GCFD Holiday Food Drive. Our goal was to collect 130K pounds to feed the food insecure of Chicagoland. Our members surpassed that goal by collecting 219,764 pounds of food. We collected 47,792 in physical food donations and $47,770 in monetary donations ($1=3.6 pounds). Thank you for all of your fundraising efforts this past holiday season!

View photos of the 2019 GCFD Holiday Food Drive on our Facebook page.


Annual GCFD Holiday Food Drive: Donations Have Surpassed One Million Pounds!

Each year, BOMA/Chicago members unite to help feed the food insecure of Cook County through our partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). BOMA/Chicago has partnered with the GCFD since 2008 and during this time, we have collected 1,135,176 pounds of food!


For any GCFD Food Drive questions, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at jmadden@bomachicago.org or (312) 870-9608.