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Get To Know Us

Paving the Road Towards a Better Future

Since we were founded, Chicago Food Project has become an important part of the Chicagoland community. We work with the most dedicated and charitable people to help ease the suffering of those we work with. Contact us to learn more about what you can do to help, and become a part of the change by donating or volunteering today.

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Our Vision, Mission, & Values



We envision serving a community in which everyone in the greater Chicagoland area has access to sufficient nutritious food.


The mission of the Chicago Food Project is to help our neighbors thrive by creating more equitable access to food and opportunity through community partnerships.


We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right. We are committed to responding to the needs of our community through food distribution and support services.


  • We value respect, compassion, and honesty in all interactions and activities.

  • We value actively listening and learning; appreciating the worth and diversity of each person.

  • We value nutrition education and advocacy programs that lead toward self-sufficiency and sustainable food systems.

  • We value the wise use of resources, creating new ways to improve our services, and effectively utilizing community support that sustains our work.

  • We value our staff and volunteers and their diverse talents, backgrounds, passion, and commitment to the community.

  • We value excellence in leadership. Our role in the community is to be servant leaders and partners for social change.

  • We value creativity, the pursuit of knowledge, and the sharing of expertise that result in social justice.

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