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Pack food boxes for food insecure households in our warehouse!

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Top Box Foods

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 13 people are interested
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Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer fresh, healthy, high-quality foods at affordable prices particularly to folks living in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods. We partner with local churches, community organizations, public housing, senior centers, schools, and more to offer their constituents healthy food at an average of 40% off the retail price and to donate food to those in need.

WHAT:
We are looking for volunteers to help in our warehouse building and packing the boxes that will be delivered to households and community events all over Chicagoland. Sign up by yourself or bring a friend or family member to spend a few hours working with the Top Box Foods team, listening to music, and making a difference in your community!

WHEN:
This opportunity is available every Wednesday from 11:00am-2:00pm. We schedule this opportunity to last 3 hours, however it truly depends on the size of the volunteer group and the efficiency of the volunteers - we often finish for the day in 2 hours.

WHERE: This activity will be located in our warehouse which is semi-open air, which makes it a very safe environment for social distancing. It can get cold at the warehouse, so you should plan to come dressed for the weather but bring layers for warmth. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the volunteer activity, and medical gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own gloves if you would like a warm layer on your hands if we are handling frozen products.

Join us and you'll quickly see how much of a difference just a few hours of work can make! Each box you build and fill will make a difference in community food insecurity in Chicagoland.

Sign up directly here: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f0c3e116-d5a9-4749-a851-8a92a2fe517c/1

Or email: volunteer@topboxfoods.com

1 Shift

  • 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
    Sign up on your own or with friends or family members! All volunteers will work together to build and pack food boxes.
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About Top Box Foods

Location:

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 202A, Chicago, IL 60654, US

Mission Statement

Top Box Foods is a community nonprofit with a simple purpose: to build equitable access to fresh, healthy, high-quality foods for all. We partner with local churches, community organizations, public housing, senior centers, and Chicago Public Schools who serve constituents in Chicago's underserved communities to offer healthy food at an average of 40% off the retail price.

Description

We're a community nonprofit that helps create equitable access to quality, healthy groceries for all. We were founded on an innovative model of selling fresh produce and nutritious proteins at prices below traditional retail through a network of community partners from religious centers to housing organizations to healthcare providers. Our partners help their community eat well and save money, and 5% of partner referral sales are donated directly back to that community organization.

In response to the unprecedented rates of food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we transformed our model to a no-fee delivery program of nutritious and affordable foods right to the doors of households all over the Chicagoland city and suburbs - one of only three grocery delivery options available to recipients of SNAP. Then, we created our Food Share model to allow us to use our expertise and resources to partner with organizations looking to provide food support for their communities through both home deliveries and community food distributions. Our volunteer-powered contactless home grocery deliveries directly address the widespread societal issues of hunger, malnutrition and related health problems, driven by inadequate access to quality, nutritional food options, otherwise known as food deserts and food swamps. In 2020, we served 91,620 households. The need is still great, and we need your help. Sign up to volunteer with Top Box Foods today!

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2600 W. 35th St.Chicago, IL 60632

(41.83167,-87.69109)
 

SKILLS

  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 5
  • This is a 3 hour opportunity offered every Wednesday from 11am-2pm, though we often finish in 2 hours with an efficient group!
  • Volunteers are welcome to bring children and family members of all ages! You're never too young to make a difference in your community. We have a variety of jobs that range from no lifting to lifting 25 lb boxes.

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