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Help with MONTHLY Saturday food pantry distribution in West Humbolt Park

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Chicago Fun Volunteers

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 16 people are interested
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Time: First Saturday of each month, 8 am to 11:30 am (except for Holidays)
2020 Saturday dates: 9/12, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
Location: Kelly Hall
824 N. Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/YLMJMWyz3RQKuK269

In addition to their weekly Tuesday food pantry in West Humbolt Park, the awesome nuns at Mission of Our Lady of the Angels also host a mobile pantry in a neighbor parking lot on the first Saturday of every month. In response to COVID-19, the mission have seen a triple increase in food needs and hunger from the community (they are currently helping 600 families a week). This is a safe, outdoor, socially-distanced food distributions. Volunteers will help setup tables and food and pass them out to our friendly and grateful neighbors who may be going through a hard time during this pandemic. You can make a difference in their lives by sharing some hope and kindness with them.

Volunteers are needed starting at 8 am. The first 2 hours are the busiest with positioning the food and tables. If you cannot make the full project time, coming late or leaving early is still helpful, just leave a message below to let us know if you have to adjust your shift time. While the nuns at this mission are of Catholic faith, they serve families of all faiths in the community and you do not need to be Catholic to volunteer and help. You should come with an open mind and attitude of respect and tolerance.

During the pandemic response, additional rules are implemented for everybody's safety:
- Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 65
- You cannot work in healthcare or live with someone who works in healthcare (we are praying for all healthcare workers but need to keep the pantry safe!)
- It must be at least 14 days since you’ve attended a protest
- You don’t think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 otherwise
- Bring your own mask
- You MUST RSVP to olamission@gmail.com. Volunteers who do not RSVP will not be allowed to volunteer.

**** IMPORTANT ******
This is a COVID-!9 response to help the community. All safety protocols 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?

**** IMPORTANT ******

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 healthy 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.

Time: First Saturday of each month, 8 am to 11:30 am
Location: Kelly Hall
824 N. Hamlin, Chicago, IL 60651
Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/YLMJMWyz3RQKuK269

Some free street parking in surrounding residential streets. Near CTA bus routes.

About the organizations:
The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels establishes a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park area on Chicago’s west side.

This area is presently one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Chicago. The purpose of the Mission is twofold: to assist the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith.

ASSISTANCE TO THE MATERIALLY POOR INCLUDES:
Food Pantries,
Distribution of Clothing/ Household Goods,
Emergency Assistance
Afterschool Programming
Senior Citizens' Programming-
Community Dinners
Special Holiday Events

For more information: please visit: https://missionola.com

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About Chicago Fun Volunteers

Location:

Online Organization, Chicago, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Sat Sep 12, 2020 - Sat Dec 05, 2020
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

WHERE

Kelly Hall824 N. Hamlin Ave.Chicago, IL 60651

(41.89611,-87.7215)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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