Chicago Greater Food Depository
J.A.B Produce Company is a proud contributor to Chicago’s food bank, a non-profit food distribution and training center that provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our communities. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger.
“Our organization wants to support the Food Depository in any way that we can,” said Steve Serck, owner of JAB Produce, one of the many local produce distributors who donate millions of pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit to the Food Depository every year. “Since 2008, the economy got worse and worse and there are a lot more people having a hard time making ends meet. So we have made it part of our organization’s mission to be more charitable and supporting the Food Depository is part of that.”
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Chicago Gateway Green
Chicago Gateway Green , a non-profit organization, was first established in 1986 on the belief that beauty and sustainability go hand in-hand, and continues to lead the charge in greening and beautifying the great city of Chicago together with our partners.
As Chicago Gateway Green evolves, the fundamentals are the same. Our corporate founders led by example and proved that business leaders do care about the communities they live and work in. Then and now we rely on that commitment and spirit of service to support the work of creating a beautiful and green Chicago that can be sustained well into the future.
Chicago Gateway Green’s work in greening and beautification began through the partnership of Chicagoans dedicated to improving the city and its quality of life. Today, our work is possible through the hard work and collaboration of many public and private partners. J.A.B. Produce remains a proud active partner of Chicago Gateway’s Green’s initiatives and vision to better the city.