We still have room for the following repack session(s):
Food shows are events where we collect the left over items after food industry trade shows in the Chicagoland area. Individual food shows are among our largest one-day food acquisitions, and we rely on the hundreds of thousands of pounds collected annually at these shows. At food shows, we need volunteers to collect left over items from the trade show booths by walking around in small teams with shopping carts – think Supermarket Sweep! Once the shopping cart is full, we sort the items according to whether they need to be frozen, refrigerated, or if they are OK to be left out at room temperature. The National Restaurant Association is the largest show that we participate in, and we rely on the help of over 100 volunteers in total!
If you'd like to attend this event, you can rsvp online.
Produce Delivery Drivers:
Support the distribution and pickup of food at the Food Depository! Every weekday morning, volunteer teams of two drive Food Depository vehicles to deliver fresh produce to member agencies, or pick up food drive donations at local organizations. We are looking for volunteers to help, as a driver or a helper, roughly once a week. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 50 pounds (will be paired up with a helper), and be willing to undergo a background check, MVR, and drug screening to become a driver. If you are interested in becoming a driver, helper, or both; contact Mark Barnfield at email@example.com or 773-843-7794.
We also have an ongoing, immediate need for a few volunteers to help load trucks on our loading dock for at least three hours every Monday through Friday. We have several shifts available to choose from. Please note that you must be at least 16 years old and able to lift up to 50 pounds. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering on the loading dock.