We’re heading to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). The GCFD began in 1978 to assist people in Chicagoland struggling with food insecurity and chronic hunger. They are a major hub in a food distribution network, distributing 69 million pounds of food, including more than 18 million pounds of produce, to 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. Nearly 142,000 men, women and children turn to the Food Depository’s network each week, and nearly 678,000 people turn to the network annually.
For this service-learning opportunity, volunteers may repack bulk products to individual/family sizes, assemble boxes with assorted food, check expiration dates and label products. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Long pants and closed toed shoes are REQUIRED to work in the warehouse and individuals not dressed properly will be turned away. Changes and cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance to ensure the GCFD invites us back in the future. Please follow through if you commit to this service.
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4100 West 42nd Place, Chicago, IL 60632