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We have an urgent need for volunteers to pack food for our COVID-19 response. Food assistance is an essential service during the Illinois Stay at Home order. Sign up now to volunteer in our warehouse.
Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
At the Food Depository, there is no higher priority than the safety of our volunteers, staff and the people we serve. Keeping a clean facility and following best practices for food safety are part of our culture. Due to the recent global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking extra precautions, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of door handles, countertops, volunteer lockers and other surfaces. We are setting up projects to support social distancing and providing all volunteers with gloves. We ask volunteers who have experienced any symptoms of illness in the last 14 days to stay home. There will be many more volunteer opportunities in the future.
At this time, all volunteer sessions are planned to run as scheduled. If your volunteer session is canceled, we will make every attempt to notify you via email and phone call.
Additionally, we are accepting volunteers aged 16 and older at this time. We are accepting a limited number of youth volunteers aged 11-15, with adult chaperones.
As of May 1, we require volunteers to wear cloth face coverings 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.