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 THE GRANT A WISH FOOD PROGRAM 

 

One of the greatest things we can do in this life is be of service to someone who really needs a helping hand. Especially, someone who is in need of food or is hungry.

 

In 2001, Grant A Wish, Inc started a food program with Windsor Park Lutheran Church and in 2002 Grant A Wish, Inc started an independent food program with the Greater Chicago Food Depository directly. Over the past 16 years, Grant A Wish, Inc has given away over 1,125,000 lb of food to thousands of people in Chicago. We continue to improve our food program and system of distribution. We had conducted a little analogy of just the past 5 years and determined that we have provided food to 13,136 Households and that we have fed 50, 715 Individuals in that time period, so imagine how many we have fed in 16 years. We thank the Greater Chicago Food Depository for their support and their dedication to enriching the lives of others through their consistent assistance with food delivery systems.

We welcome donations to help strengthen our food program with the purchase of nutritional food and rental of transportation equipment. We welcome food drives, food donations, we welcome pantry volunteers, and we welcome the donation of pantry supplies. You can help do your part to eliminate hunger in the greater Chicago area. Children suffer the most when there is a lack of food on the table at home. Children that are not able to get nutritional food on a daily basis can be physically put in danger of acquiring physical ailments due to a lack of nutritional food, proper food preparation and it can affects their attention span at school. Food pantries all across the greater Chicagoland area are making a difference and are helping those in need of food. Join a pantry and get involved to do your part, it will make you feel good to help feed someone in your community. Help where you can and when you can.   Grant A Wish, Inc wants dedicated people to get involved to help us with our food program. Your financial donation is needed to help us continued our efforts to purchase more nutritional quality food. If you or your company would like to help us, email us at: info@grantawishincchicago.org.

 

You can make a difference and you can donate funds directly to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to be applied to our Account # A00920. Just notify the depository that your donation is to be applied to our account A00920, then notify us of your donation. You can also make a donation through this website for our food program or by mail. Thank you in advance for your support…

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is located at 4100 W Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632. We feel that providing food not only helps families, but most importantly feeds children whose parents may not be able to provide all the nutritional food needed. We try to do our part to help feed people and to eliminate hunger in our community. Together we can and should help to make a difference. Your donation will help support our food program. We receive free food through US government programs like USDA, FEMA, and TANF. Which helps to supplement our food program, by receiving the extra food. As of late 2013/2016 the City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services is helping our food program with a community block grant, each month through the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which makes it all possible. Each month we must purchase food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository, in order to be a agency member with the GCFD. We qualify to receive additional food through the GCFD from federal food programs. Individuals & Corporations can support the Greater Chicago Food Depository directly to help them continue to feed 100’s of thousands every year and help the GCFD support local pantries with supportive programs like ours.

Our Grant A Wish Food Program is open on Saturday morning’s 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1136 E 93rd St Chicago, IL 60619. On a first come, first serve…

Below is a scale of how your donated funds could help:

$10.00——————————-Feeds 5 Families for a one week allotment

$25.00——————————-Feeds 10 Families for a one week allotment

$50.00——————————-Feeds 20 Families for a two week allotment

$100.00——————————Feeds 50 Families for a two week allotment

$200.00—————————–Feeds 125 Families for a three week allotment

 

All donations are tax deductible. Making a donation on our food account: A00920 at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, by check you must be put in the memo section of the check or notify the GCFD that the donation is to be credited to our Grant A Wish account. We also must be informed of any donations made to GCFD, so you can received the proper tax credit for your donation from us. You can also make a donation on our account at the Greater Chicago Food Depository by credit or debit card for our food program. You can also make a donation through this website for our food program. We want to thank you in advance for your support. Together we can do our part for

” Gifts that make a Difference “

Grant A Wish Food Program Clients

Grant A Wish has recorded over 2,500 recurring individual clients within the boundaries of our food program as of the year 2010, that have visited our pantry. Our new boundaries in Chicago are North to 75th St, West to State St, South to 103rd St and East to Lake Michigan. We encourage people to seek out pantries in their immediate area for food or call the Greater Chicago Food Depository for pantry locations in your area (773) 247-3663. We provide food to our clients only twice a month, so we can help feed more families with this restriction. We presently give out 55/75 bags/boxes a week and all of our bags are not packed the same. We are considering a swap table for those who want to trade a food item that they do not want for one that they do.

We are seeking dedicated trustworthy volunteers to assist with our food program.

GRANT A WISH CLIENTS:

Past records of the number of people we have served…

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY:

State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

2010 Clients: Totals———-2,388 Households———–9,341 Individuals feed.

2011 Clients: Totals———-2,301 Households———8,733 Individuals feed.

2012 Clients: Totals———-2,117 Households———8,159 Individuals feed.

2013 Clients: Totals————2,401 Households——-9,313 Individuals feed.

2014 Clients: Totals————2,291 Households——-9,060 Individuals feed.

2015 Clients: Totals————1,638 Households——-6,109 Individuals feed.

2016 Clients: Totals————1,763 Households——-6.921 Individuals feed.

 

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

2013 Clients: Totals—-711 Households——-2,866 Individuals feed.

2014 Clients: Totals—-2,291 Households——-9,060 Individuals feed.  

2015 Clients: Totals—-1,638 Households——-6,109 Individuals feed.  

2016 Clients: Totals—-1,763 Households——-6,921 Individuals feed.

 

 

2017

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

Jan 2017——–158 Households———–549 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

Jan 2017——–158 Households———–549 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

Feb 2017——–172 Households———–673 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

Feb 2017——–172 Households———–673 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

Mar 2017——–161 Households———–585 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

Mar 2017——–161 Households———–585 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

April 2017——–185 Households———–680 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

April 2017——–185 Households———–680 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

May 2017——–110 Households———–374 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

May 2017——–110 Households———–374 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

June 2017——–171 Households———–620 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

June 2017——–171 Households———–620 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

July 2017——–160 Households———–605 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

July 2017——–160 Households———–605 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

August 2017——–152 Households———–597 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

August 2017——–152 Households———–597 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

September 2017——–142 Households———–519 Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

September 2017——–142 Households———–519 Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

October 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

October 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

November 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

November 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository—State of Illinois/Department of Human Services

December 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

City of Chicago—Department of Family & Support Services

December 2017——–XXX Households———–XXX Individuals

 

 

All inquiries for volunteering can be made by call: (773) 454-8352

 

Email us: info@grantawishincchicago.org

WE WANT TO THANK THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY & THE CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & SUPPORT SERVICES FOR HELPING TO SUPPORT OUR GRANT A WISH FOOD PROGRAM

Together we can make a difference

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