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Greater Chicago Food Depository Food Repack

Project Description

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.

Age Restrictions
Project Organizer
This service project is organized by an alumni club: Chicago Spartans.
  • Elizabeth Fortino
  • (248) 679-6910
Project Category
  • Food Service/Distribution
Project Location
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Warehouse
  • 4100 W Ann Lurie Place
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
  • Time Slots
    • 8:30am - 11:30am (0 spots available)
    • Please plan on arriving no later than 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Doors for check-in open 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Date & Time
  • 4/17/21 from 8:30am to 11:30am
  • Volunteer registration opens on 3/5/21 at 12:00am
  • Volunteer registration closes on 4/12/21 at 12:00am

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:

  1. You have been exposed to COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.
  2. Within the past 14 days, you or members of your household have experienced any combination of cough, fever, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/repeated shaking with chills, headache, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and congestion or runny nose.

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.

Spots Available
0 out of 23
Volunteer registration is closed.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Fortino at or (248) 679-6910 .