Come help setup a new pop up food pantry to help serve the Rogers Park community. In response to the growing need for food in the Rogers Park Community (due to other food pantries closing), Care for Real is expanding service to that community with a weekly pop-up pantry every Tuesday at the United Church of Rogers Park.
Volunteers are needed to help unload food packages from trucks, and setup distribution which takes place from noon to 2 PM. Average weight of bulk food boxes are 20 to 30 pounds for most boxes. If items are heavier, volunteers work in teams to distribute weight safely. Volunteers will pack grocery bags from the bulk items and distributed to families from noon to 2 pm, while maintaining social distancing. Please help with clean up and break down, recycling after the event.
**** IMPORTANT ****** This is a COVID-!9 response to help the community. All safety protocols provided by CDC guidelines must be followed to ensure everybody's safety. Only sign up if you can answer NO to all the following questions:
1. Have you experienced any flu or cold like symptoms in the last 14 days? 2. Have you traveled to any high risk states on Chicago's quarantine list in the last 2 weeks? https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html 3. Have you been in contact with anybody that is tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms? 4. Have you been tested positive COVID-19, suspect or know you have the virus in the last 30 days? 5. Do you have a fever over 100 degrees now? 6. Do you have a dry cough now? 7. Do you have any other reasons to think you are sick or may be infected with COVID-19?
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If you answer yes to any of the questions, I respectfully ask you to stay home and attend to your own care and follow CDC's guidelines for self quarantine and speak to a doctor to see if you need to get tested. Your health and safety is the highest priority.
If you answer no to all the questions above, then we would love to have your help, as hundreds of family are in need of food in the neighborhood.
Masks and gloves will be provided for volunteers during this service project and all social distancing practices will be followed.
Time: every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 2:30 pm Location: United Church of Rogers Park 1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/jfNHAK3STN7uma9H8
Some free street parking in surrounding residential streets. Paid meter parking out front of building. Near CTA red line and bus routes
About the organizations: Care For Real's mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. We do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case-management program to help clients connect with other services they may need. Care For Real has been serving our community in over 50 years.
Care for Real recent news interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5XJhEXpQ6A For more information: please visit: https://careforreal.org/
United Church of Rogers Park Mission Statement: "United Church of Rogers Park is a United Methodist Church where all God’s people are welcome! We enjoy being together and discovering the common faith that emerges from our diversity. Warm and informal in spirit, we welcome all in Christ’s name. United Church of Rogers Park seeks, by thinking globally and acting locally, to make known God's love for persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic classes.
For more information: please visit: https://www.ucrogerspark.org/
To be a host of volunteer opportunities for all community members to post and share their events with other volunteers. To creat a fun and social atmosphere for volunteers while harnessing the power of social media and social networking to help, build, and strengthen our community together.
Chicago Fun Volunteers is an online not-for-profit organization using social media to bring people and other charity organizations together. We believe you meet the most amazing people and make the best of friends while helping others through volunteering. We have calendar of volunteer events for every day of the year, and over 4000 volunteers seeking and creating new service opportunities to share with each other to help build, improve and strengthen our community.
Join our free Meetup group and help our large and active community of volunteers to do good while having fun. Our Calendar of events works on your schedule. You pick the event that fits the day and time and your interest.
Our Members keep tabs on opportunities all over the city and surrounding suburbs and share them with each other. Everybody is allow to post service events on the main calendar and share their passions and get support by fellow members.
We have volunteer events supporting all causes, including nature conservation and clean up, after school programs, tutoring for kids, animal wellfare and protection, spending time with seniors in nursing homes, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, refugee advocacy, food pantries, knitting for babies in hospitals, and much more. If you do not see your cause listed, then you can share and post something you want us to support, and we will come help.
Immigrants & Refugees
Tue Sep 01, 2020 - Tue Nov 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
United Church of Rogers Park1545 W Morse AveChicago, IL60626