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Role: Food Pantry Support
Mission: Open Arms Food Pantry provides grocery items to individuals and families struggling with food insecurity and/or homelessness. Even more than providing food, the pantry also provides helpful resources for guests such as SNAP (food stamps) application information, locations of other food pantries in the area, seasonal free food programs, and free recipes.
Objective: The Food Pantry support role is a cross-functional position that ensures that the activities of the Food Pantry run effectively and efficiently. Volunteers may be engaged in a number of activities, serving where the need is greatest. This will include support with set up of the pantry, assisting guests during the pantry, and closing/clean-up of the pantry. Food Pantry support should anticipate need and adapt in a fluid environment.
General responsibilities include:
Skills and attributes sought for this role include:
2649 N FRANCISCO AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60647, US
Open Arms Ministry supports and partners with those struggling with homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity to enhance human dignity, community, and opportunity.
Open Arms Ministry has two programs addressing homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity on the northwest side of Chicago.DROP-IN
Open Arms Drop-In provides basic relief services to individuals struggling with homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. More than relief from the weather outside, this drop-in program enables those who come to share a meal with friends and get connected to resources.
Guests also receive help meeting physical needs like clothing, toiletries, and basic healthcare. Referrals are available for services such as overnight shelter, recovery, and education.
Working in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Open Arms Food Pantry serves families and individuals who live in the area bounded by Irving Park, Fullerton, Pulaski, and Western.
All are welcome (proof of address required), including those who have experienced job loss, illness in the family, unexpected expenses, and more.
We'll work with your schedule.
2649 N Francisco AveChicago, IL 60647
May 31, 2020