What could be a better combination than great coffee from Starbucks, delicious desserts from Eli’s, smiling volunteers and Starbucks associates all working together to fight hunger in Chicago.

Today, Eli’s and the Greater Chicago Food Depository teamed up with Starbucks at 18 Starbucks Cafes in Chicago and Cook County to raise funds and increase awareness of the GCFD and its important mission. In a time when fund raising for food pantries nationally is down and there are more hungry people, the funds are critical for the GFCD to serve so many people.

A perfect team; Leah of the GCFD with Miles and Missy of Starbucks at the Starbucks on West Taylor Street. What a beautiful display!

The success of the GFCD is in large part due to its dedicated volunteers. Here a couple tells the GCFD story and raises funds with Eli’s desserts.