United Center to be storage facility for Great Chicago Food Depository

Food Depository volunteers can build more family food boxes at their warehouse.

The United Center, home of the Blackhawks and Bulls, will act as a storage facility for the Greater Food Depository in response to the increased need for food during the coronavirus outbreak.

“By alleviating space in the food bank’s warehouse, the Food Depository can bring additional volunteers into their facility to build more family food boxes in an environment that adheres to social distancing protocols,” a United Center statement reads. “These boxes will continue to be distributed to those in need by the Food Depository’s partner network throughout Chicago and Cook County.”

The United Center also hosted a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive March 29 to crowdsource and distribute healthcare supplies to local providers.