The Greater Chicago Food Depository is the food bank for Cook County, with 750 partner agencies that include places like food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that help provide food for food insecure individuals. The Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Some of these ways include volunteering for a repack shift or a FRESH truck shift. If you are interested in learning more about different volunteer opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to register:
Please go to our volunteer calendar: https://volunteers.chicagosfoodbank.org/index.php?section=IndividualOpportunities&action=calendar
View the calendar and pick which shift you are interested in. Please be mindful of whether it is a repack or fresh truck shift and the location of your sign up. Note that different shift types are different colors.
Carefully read all of our shift information
Select whether you would like a group or individual sign up
If you already have a profile with us, please sign in and register for your preferred shift(s). If not please create a profile, enter all required information and submit.
For Individual Sign up please create a new profile, input all required information, and submit. Once you have created a profile you will again be asked to submit to confirm your shift.
For Group Sign up:
please create a new profile, input all required information, and submit.
Once you have created a new profile you will be prompted to fill out a group registration form.
Once you submit you have registered.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is prepared to respond to increased needs for food related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by partnering with community organizations to expand food access through pop-up pantries as well as ensuring that our partner agencies have the ability to continue distributing food, among other initiatives. To learn more about the Food Depository’s response to COVID-19 please visit https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/coronavirus-updates/
Volunteers continue to be an important part of our response, ensuring that we are able to distribute food during this critical time.
Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Given the increased incidence of COvid-19 in the US and around the world, please be advised that individuals who fall within one of the following categories are not permitted at our facility at this time:
You have been exposed to COVID-19, or have been diagnose with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or public health authorities.
Within the past 14 days, you or members of your household have experienced any combination of cough, fever, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/repeated shaking with chills, headache, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and congestion or runny nose.
Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.
The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty.
As the face of hunger in our community has changed, the Food Depository has evolved. Our programs address the specific needs of diverse groups, including children, older adults and veterans.
By taking hunger off the table, we enable families to focus on other priorities, like education, growth and security. We enable communities to face their challenges with confidence. Today and in the long term, providing nutritious food is an investment in health and hope for our neighbors and our community