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Food Pantry Volunteers - Belvidere Corps

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The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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Activity Summary:

Join us in assisting clients at our drive-up food pantry. Volunteers will help distribute goods to clients.

The food pantry assistant will will greet clients and explain how the food pantry operates. Duties include, but are not limited to, packing boxes, stocking shelves, getting supplies from garage, and bringing food to clients’ cars.

Our Food Pantry hours are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00am - 11:30am


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Must be able to comfortably lift cases of food (30+lbs)
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus
  • Bring and wear personal face mask
  • Pass health screening including forehead temperature reading and brief questionnaire at start of shift.


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.

Off-street parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please sign up here or contact Linda Merrow at 815-544-3892 or linda.merrow@usc.salvationarmy.org. You may also visit http://bttr.im/1yb64 to start the application process.

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

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    1st Wednesday of the month

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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


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


422 S. Main StBelvidere, IL 61008



  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Whether you volunteer for one shift, or become a regular volunteer, we are grateful for your dedication to forwarding the Salvation Army mission by providing good to your community!
  • 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.

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