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Food/Non-Food Sort & Pack - Joliet

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ORGANIZATION: Northern Illinois Food Bank

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 92 people are interested

Please register for this, and other opportunities through our website:www.SolveHungerToday.org/volunteer

Overview of Role: Northern Illinois Food Bank is in need of volunteer(s) to assist in the warehouse with getting donated food ready to be sent out to more than 900 network partners. In order to make this happen volunteers are needed to repack and sort donated food items. In a given day volunteers could be sorting anything from cereal to frozen meat to toiletries.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the volunteer will vary based on the donated product that has recently come in. Some of the regular responsibilities would include putting together boxes, labeling food items, inspecting product for damage, checking expiration dates, weighing, carrying, and lifting boxes of products.

Requirements: This volunteer(s) would be flexible in regard to projects that change daily, works well in a physical setting and is able to work both with small and large groups. It is important to know that it is an open warehouse setting where the food items very daily. Those with severe food allergies should contact the department to see if accommodations can be made.

Age: 8 years old and up. Those between 8 and 15 need to have an adult accompany them when they volunteer.


  • South Suburban Center: 171 South Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL 60436
Time Commitment and Duration: The volunteer must commit to an entire shift, which are typically 2.5-3 hours long. Beyond that it is up to the volunteer as to whether they want to make it a reoccurring shift or not.

Weekly Shifts:

  • Tues: 9-11:30
  • Wed: 5:30-7:30
  • Fri: 9-11:30
  • Sat: 9-11:30

Training Required: A brief orientation will be provided on the first day.

Supervised By: Volunteer and Processing Department

Please register for this, and other opportunities through our website:www.SolveHungerToday.org/volunteer

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About Northern Illinois Food Bank


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.


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 900 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!




We'll work with your schedule.


171 South Larkin AvenueJoliet, IL 60436




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 8
  • 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Volunteers must be eight years of age, and wearing shoes with fully enclosed toes.

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