Giving back to the community
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Each year Jelmar donates to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank. This is a not-for-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million adults and children every year.
Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 40 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of more than 84,000 meals every day. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.For more information on how you too can donate to this worthy cause, visit http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org.