“Be a Neighbor – Feed a Neighbor”
Volunteer activities can include collecting food from drives and sorting donated food.
Most volunteers work at the Pantry - stocking shelves, keeping paperwork orderly and
assisting clients while they make their food selections. A minimum of 6 volunteers are
needed to operate each day that the Food Pantry is open.
Volunteer Opportunities Include the following:
Pantry Helper: Work with clients as they make their selections. May be required to
bag the client's selections and replenish stock as needed. Requirements: A friendly,
helpful demeanor. Basic training is provided. Knowledge of the Spanish language is a
plus. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM; 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:30
AM until 11:30 AM.
Stock Person: Replenish shelves with food items during normal hours of operation or
on Wednesdays around 11:30 AM when the truck from the Northern Illinois Food Bank
arrives. Requirements: Some light lifting and steering of carts carrying food items. Basic
training is provided.
Desk Attendant: Receive clients as they arrive, locate their files and register first-time
clients. Some verification of personal information is required. Customer service skills
and/or knowledge of the Spanish language are a plus. Basic training is provided.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM; 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:30 AM
until 11:30 AM.
Food Sorter: Sort donated food items, prepare for distribution and stock shelves. Basic
training is provided. Attention to detail a plus. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM
until 11:30 AM; 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM.
Help During our Renovation!
During the renovation of our new facility, we will be in need of volunteers to help
during all phases of the project. Click here to volunteer now!
If you are interested in any of these vital volunteer opportunities, please contact Mary
Terese at (847) 854-1904 for more details.