Host a Food Drive

Start a Virtual Food Drive

A virtual food drive is an easy and fun online alternative to a traditional non-perishable food drive.

Nourishing Hope provides 4 million meals and 200,000 food and social services annually. But we can’t do it without your involvement. Mobilize your network!

By creating your own personal fundraising page and encouraging your friends and family to give, you can make a far greater impact than you would by collecting food on your own!

All funds raised in a virtual food drive support Nourishing Hope’s general operating expenses.

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Food Drives

Hosting a food drive is a great way to get involved in your community!

If you or your group is interested in hosting a food drive — or in collecting financial donations during a food drive — we are happy to help you make it a success. Please keep in mind that we can only accept unopened, unexpired food items. Click the link below to fill out a form and get started!

Sign up to host an in-person food drive

Prefer to do an online food drive instead? If you raise or donate $1, Nourishing Hope provides 8 meals as we receive and purchase donations in bulk, allowing your dollars to go even further.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Is your condo building interested in hosting a food drive for Nourishing Hope? If so, we would love to work with you! All you need to do is fill out the form above, communicate with residents about the food drive, and text Volunteer Ambassador Penny Brown when you need your food picked up.

JCYS Food Drive

Food Drive Drop-off Information

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, you can bring donations to The Hub:

Nourishing Hope — The Hub:
5151 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Drop off hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.

For more information about in-kind donations, please contact Matt Tropp.

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

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