Our Food Partners
The Above and Beyond Food Pantry would not be in operation today without its community partners. Because of them, we are able to serve Garfield Park and the surrounding communities with over a million pounds of food in addition to assisting our clients with social services to help them achieve independence.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. They act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. They also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer support for our neighbors to overcome poverty.
Food Rescue Partners
What is Food Rescue?
Food rescue, also called food recovery, food salvage or surplus food redistribution, is the practice of gleaning edible food that would otherwise go to waste from places such as farms, produce markets, grocery stores, restaurants, or dining facilities and distributing it to local emergency food programs.
With the support of the Greater Chicago Food Depository we have be able to partner with local grocery stores six days a week to rescue food from our landfills. We safely pick up donated goods in our refrigerated van and bring them back to our pantry, as well as distribute donations twice a week to two other pantries located in the Garfield Park and Austin neighborhoods.