NACE Gives Back - Volunteering: This is a "no fee" event for members and guests

January 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632
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The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products for the most needy poeple in the Chicago area.

Following our Holiday Party fundraising efforts, we're excited to donate a portion of the night's proceeds to the GCFD. We'll be presenting them with a check at the event. Be a part of this wonderful opportunity to give back! 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All volunteers need to register with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in order to volunteer. Please register with NACE as well, so we know who is attending.  

GCFD Registration Link:

Message from The Greater Chicago Food Depository:

Volunteers will be working in an active warehouse and everyone must be registered in order to volunteer in the warehouse. The amount of food we are able to repackage is dependent on the number of scheduled volunteers. Thank you for your dedication to our mission of making sure no one goes hungry.

Location: 4100 W Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632

Description of Duties:  

The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products. The repack session is a great introduction to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the work we do here, and the need that we see in Cook County. A lot of the food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities and volunteers are scheduled to help us break it down into more manageable sizes. In a repack session you might be sorting produce, looking over a shipment of bread, or repacking bulk dry goods (cereal, pasta, rice) 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 14 years old and 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperon (who must also register).

Contact Person: Volunteer Services 773-247-3663

Additional Information:

  •          Parking: Please park on either Karlov or Keeler - the streets east and west of our building.  They are meter-free and Karlov (the street east of us) usually has closer parking spaces.  During normal business hours, the parking lot is reserved for staff and guests with disabilities. Our parking lot is open to volunteers during Wednesday evening and Saturday sessions.  
  •          Minimum age:  Volunteers must be 14 years old.  Volunteers 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
  •          Group Notes:  If you are planning on having food on-site, or bringing in a photographer/ videographer, please contact VS in advance to make arrangements. Volunteer groups may only book 1 Wednesday evening and 1 Saturday repack session per month.  Please contact Volunteer Services if you have any special needs that we should be aware of before your session.
  •          Youth Groups:  High school and youth groups must have at least 1 chaperon for every 10 youth, e.g., 15 youth requires 2 chaperons; 27 youth requires 3 chaperons.
  •          Group Size: For the months of November & December, maximum regular business hour group size is 30 volunteers, Wednesday evenings is 20 volunteers & maximum Saturday group size is 15 volunteers.


$0.00 Member Ticket

$0.00 Non-Member Ticket

$0.00 Student Member