The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help repacking donated food and other products. A lot of the food received at the warehouse comes in bulk quantities, and volunteers are scheduled to help break it down into more manageable sizes. In a Repack session you may sort produce, inspect and box shipments of bread, or repack bulk dry goods (pasta, rice, beans) into smaller quantities. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. The minimum age to volunteer is 11 years old.
Given the increased incidence of COVID-19 in the US and around the world, please be advised that individuals who fall within one of the following categories are not permitted at our facility at this time:
All volunteers are required to wear cloth face coverings or masks when they come to the Food Depository. This follows the latest guidance from the CDC and other public officials. Unfortunately we are not able to supply masks for volunteers. Please watch this video from the U.S. Surgeon General for instructions on making a face covering.
Parking: Volunteers may use the meter free parking on Karlov Ave, along Ann Lurie (42nd) Place or along Keeler Ave. During normal business hours, the parking lot is reserved for staff and guests with disabilities. Our parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions.