I really like the mission of Greater Chicago Food Depository. Their help is vital to many poor and homeless people in Chicago. I have been donating monthly for a while, and felt good about doing that. I imagine that it may be difficult for a busy non-profit to keep track of their
faithful supporters and the regular contributions they provide.
Hello, My name is Chef Sean , Chef Instructor and Director for an after school program that teaches children and families how to cook and eat a well balanced meal. I read GCFD 's mission and I think what they are doing to solve the hunger problem in large cities like Chicago is amazing. It takes many employees and volunteers to achieve the mission and bring happiness to every community. Someday, I would like to employee my culinary skills, education and passion towards helping folks cokk healthy meals while receiving the food products. Great Job!
GCFD does food rescue and distribution to many or most Chicago-area food pantries. Their work is vital. I've never been asked to opt-in to any sort of email service, and I've been a donor for over 20 years.
I really like the work this organization does and I would like to give them a 5-star review. The organization has a good impact on the society trying to end starving. The hard work of this organization has helped many homeless people and given them hope for survival. However, the charity did made a mistake when they required everyone to automatically opt-in to email marketing when making a donation. Such a move doubt my thought about the organization at first, but I still liked the organization. I admire the hard work the organization does to help homeless people.
I have donated to this organization more than once and really like the work that they do so I wish I could give them a 5-star review. Unfortunately the charity made the bizarre decision to require anyone making a donation to automatically opt-in to email marketing. You are simply told that if you make a donation and don't have a profile with them you WILL receive updates. Within a couple minutes of my donation my first two "updates" hit my inbox. One update had my tax receipt attached and the other had the username and password for my new profile that they had automatically set up for me. Both of these updates also admonished me to give the charity money, even though I had just done so. The only way out of these marketing emails is to log in to the newly created profile and THEN opt out through your profile preferences. I know if a corporation did this I would simply take my online shopping elsewhere so I see no reason that a charity should be able to get away with it.
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