Recently, twenty members of the Centric Chicago team, along with friends and family members, volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit food distribution and training center that provides food for the hungry while striving to end hunger in Chicago’s communities.
During this event, the team sorted bread donated from local producers, examining for freshness and boxing loaves. Together with other volunteers, the Centric Chicago team processed more than 7,000 pounds of bread in under three hours!
Centric Chicago volunteers with the Food Depository on at least a yearly basis, and plans to continue their support into 2014.
About the Greater Chicago Food Depository
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. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day.
Below is a group shot from the event. Check out our Facebook page to see additional photos!.