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Northern Illinois Food Bank

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Northern Illinois Food Bank

Overview of Role: The Winnebago Community Market was opened to provide nutritious food to our community, according to our research on priority counties in Northern Illinois. Our volunteers for these Markets allow us to continue to grow these programs, feeding even more of our northern Illinois neighbors. Each Market needs approximately 15-25 volunteers in order to serve these populations most effectively.

Responsibilities: Available volunteer roles are chosen the day of the shift, and include assisting in registration, handing out food, restocking the food carts, and managing the carts as clients move to and from their cars.

Requirements: Interested volunteers should be comfortable interacting with others and must wear closed-toe shoes in order to participate.

Age: Volunteers should be at least 13 years old. Any volunteers under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Time Commitment: Volunteer shifts last from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Specific Days: Thursday mornings.

Training Required: Volunteers will receive a brief overview of Market operations as well as instructions on how to carry out their chosen role.

Supervised By: Processing Department

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About Northern Illinois Food Bank

Location:

273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134, US

Mission Statement

Vision:

For no one to be hungry in northern Illinois.

Mission:

To lead the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships.

Description

Did you know 1 in 8 of our neighbors in northern Illinois face hunger? 1 in 5 kids in northern Illinois face hunger struggles as well. Northern Illinois Food Bank acquires donated food from retailers, local and national manufacturers, farmers, individuals, businesses, the federal government and also purchases additional products. Northern Illinois Food Bank then delivers the food to our network partners for distribution to hungry neighbors. We currently work with 700 network partners in 13 counties to help feed those in need. Volunteer, donate, and get involved in our feeding hungry neighbors today!

To sign up to volunteer, please visit our website www.solvehungertoday.org and click 'Get Involved', then 'Volunteer'. There you'll be able to create a new profile and access our schedule of volunteer shifts!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

765 Research ParkwayRockford, IL 61109

(42.21689,-89.08569)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Ability to lift household groceries and stock carts.

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