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Food Pantry Volunteers in Elgin

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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

  • 41 people are interested
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Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry.

The Food Pantry Assistant will help pack boxes for food distribution, or help distribute during the pantry hours. On Friday, volunteers will help pack 200 boxes from 9am - 12pm in preparation for the next morning's drive-up food pantry. On Saturday, volunteers will help carry food boxes outside and deliver to clients from 9am - 12pm.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Reliable, professional, and friendly
  • Ability to show kindness to everyone
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 20 pounds
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus


Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army facilities or volunteer sites.

Pants/shorts and a shirt with sleeves must cover the waist and fit comfortably. Transparent and tight-fitting clothes are not permitted. For your safety, closed toe shoes are required.

For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

Off-street parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please contact Hannah Reynolds at hannah.reynolds@usc.salvationarmy.org. You may also visit http://bttr.im/6lk7a to start the application process.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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About The Salvation Army Metro Chicago


5040 N. Pulaski, Volunteer Resource Department, Chicago, IL 60630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Salvation Army is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination.


The Salvation Army is serving more people in need and delivering the broadest array of services than any other not-for-profit organization in Chicagoland. The Salvation Army is making an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland -- Homelessness, Violence and Education. And, The Salvation Army is delivering the most critical services -- food, shelter, emergency assistance and disaster relief.

In communities throughout Chicago and the surrounding five-county area, we extend emergency and supportive assistance from 28 corps community centers, 80 service extension units, the Emergency Disaster Services Center, residential programs, mobile units, and several counseling sites.


Disaster Relief
Community, Disaster Relief, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


316 Douglas AveElgin, IL 60120



  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Shifts are Fridays and Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. Whether you can help for one shift, or 10+, we are so grateful to our volunteers!
  • Volunteers must be in good health and may be asked to take an on-site health screening and temperature reading. Volunteers may need to complete on-line application, volunteer paperwork, and receive a (free) background check.

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