Greater Chicago Food Depository
Every third Saturday of every even month, our chapter volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), which is Chicago’s food bank. The GCFD believes a healthy community starts with food.
The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to Cook County neighbors. GCFD acts 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.
As the face of hunger in our community has changed, the Food Depository has evolved. Their programs address the specific needs of diverse groups, including children, older adults and veterans.
By taking hunger off the table, they enable families to focus on other priorities, like education, growth and security. GCFD enables communities to face their challenges with confidence. Today and in the long term, providing nutritious food is an investment in health and hope for our neighbors and our community.
If you’re interested in joining us in our volunteer efforts, please contact us.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since 2012, the Fraternity has been supporting and raising funds for St. Jude, primarily through the annual “St. Jude Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer. Iota Teams comprised of members of the IOTA Family (Brothers, Sweethearts, and our families and supporters) run/walk-in unity in major cities across the nation on a single day while raising funds through the year for St. Jude.
Breakfast With Santa Clause Annual Service
Every year, the brothers of ATO partner with Pastor Bro. Curlee Adams of St. Paul CME Church to provide Christmas gifts to kids in need.