We are in need of volunteers to help us distribute food. Can you help?
During the pandemic, our food pantry is remaining open as an emergency food provider.
At this time, our food pantry has been modified for the safety of clients, volunteers, and staff; clients stay in their vehicle and pre-packed food is placed in their trunk. Any communication with clients is conducted through their cracked vehicle window. Other health protocols are in place, including social distancing of volunteers, sanitizing work spaces and carts regularly, and hygiene and sanitation practices. Masks are required for volunteers, and gloves are available and optional. All volunteers complete a health questionnaire 24-48 hours prior to their shift.
How you can help: Restocking the pantry, packing standard bags of food, directing clients to park in the lot, asking basic questions to clients through their cracked vehicle window, and loading bags of groceries into trunks of cars.
Volunteers must be able to lift a bag of groceries and stay on their feet for 3 hours in a fast-paced environment.
Many shifts are available to choose from, including daytime, evening, and weekend.
Join us! Sign up and get started by completing a Food Pantry Volunteer application at our website www.peoplesrc.org/volunteer . We’ll be in touch within two business days with next steps.
People's Resource Center community exists "to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources."
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 1,500 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. And we connect people with resources--education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community--to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
Volunteer at PRC: Help in the food pantry or clothes closet, become a tutor, teach a class, organize a food drive, make a difference to a neighbor in need.