2019 GCFD Holiday Food Drive: Help Us Collect 130,000 Pounds of Food!

BOMA/Chicago has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) since 2008 for the annual holiday food drive. During this time, we have provided 915,412 pounds of food to hungry Chicagoans.

Over 160 BOMA/Chicago members have signed up to participate in the 2019 Holiday Food Drive. Our goal is to collect 130,000 pounds of food that will go directly to those facing hunger throughout Chicago. The food drive will run through December 6.

A full list of participating buildings can be found by clicking here. Tenants and the community at large are encouraged to make physical and financial donations. You can visit building lobbies to donate food or you can click on a building link to make financial donations ($1 =3.6 pounds; $1 = 3 meals).

Now it is time to fill those GCFD barrels and bags to the brim with non-perishable foods. Many members are also accepting monetary donations. You can help by spreading the word about this drive to tenants and our Chicago community. Download our GCFD Food Drive Tips for Success document to learn how to engage tenants and increase donations.

ONE out of SIX Chicagoans face hunger every day. Help us in the fight against hunger. DONATE today!

Holiday Food Drive Dates & Details

Supply Drop Off: October 30 to November 8
The GCFD will drop off your requested supplies between October 30 and November 8. Once you register, the GCFD will confirm the drop off details with you. The GCFD is asking for buildings to choose a weekend date for drop offs, but non-weekend dates are also available. 

Drive Dates: November 11 to December 6

The food drive begins on November 11 and will run through December 6. The GCFD is looking for food and monetary donations. Both types of donations can be collected during this time. Download our GCFD Food Drive Tips for Success document to learn how to engage tenants and increase donations.

Food & Barrel Collection Pick Up: Week of December 9
The GCFD will pick up the supplies and food you collected during the week of December 9. Pick up details will be confirmed with each building in late November.