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Top Box Foods

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Top Box Foods

Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to create access to fresh, healthy, high-quality foods for all. We partner with local churches, community organizations, public housing, and senior centers serving Chicagoans living in underserved communities to offer good food.

COVID-19 Response: This year, rates of community food insecurity reached unprecedented levels. We created our innovative free home delivery program to serve communities experiencing struggling with food access. With the help of volunteers, we deliver fresh produce, lean meats, and other groceries right to the doors of our neighbors in need of support.

Start by filling out a volunteer application here:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f0c3e116-d5a9-4749-a851-8a92a2fe517c/1

Home Delivery Volunteering:
When:

  • 3 hour shifts
  • Available every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and bi-weekly Saturdays
What you'll do: You'll drive to us at our warehouse (2600 W 35th St in Chicago) to load your car up with food boxes and set out on a neighborhood delivery route in Chicagoland.
What you need: A car and a desire to help your community! (Masks are required at the warehouse and can be provided to volunteers upon arrival.)

Warehouse Helper Volunteering:
Great for team building and community service (groups of 5-8 people are ideal)!
When:

  • 3 hour shifts
  • Every Monday, noon-3:00pm


What you'll do: You'll meet us at our warehouse (2600 W 35th St in Chicago) to build and pack boxes of food that will be delivered to households all over Chicagoland.
What you need: A mask, warm layers (the warehouse can be cold!), and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have served over 100,000 households! We could not have provided this incredible support for our community without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

Join the Top Box Foods volunteer community today!

Questions? Email us at volunteer@topboxfoods.com

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About Top Box Foods

Location:

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 202A, Chicago, IL 60654, US

Mission Statement

Top Box Foods is a community nonprofit with a simple purpose: to build equitable access to fresh, healthy, high-quality foods for all. We partner with local churches, community organizations, public housing, senior centers, and Chicago Public Schools who serve constituents in Chicago's underserved communities to offer healthy food at an average of 40% off the retail price.

Description

We're a community nonprofit that helps create equitable access to quality, healthy groceries for all. We were founded on an innovative model of selling fresh produce and nutritious proteins at prices below traditional retail through a network of community partners from religious centers to housing organizations to healthcare providers. Our partners help their community eat well and save money, and 5% of partner referral sales are donated directly back to that community organization.

In response to the unprecedented rates of food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we transformed our model to a no-fee delivery program of nutritious and affordable foods right to the doors of households all over the Chicagoland city and suburbs - one of only three grocery delivery options available to recipients of SNAP. Then, we created our Food Share model to allow us to use our expertise and resources to partner with organizations looking to provide food support for their communities through both home deliveries and community food distributions. Our volunteer-powered contactless home grocery deliveries directly address the widespread societal issues of hunger, malnutrition and related health problems, driven by inadequate access to quality, nutritional food options, otherwise known as food deserts and food swamps. In 2020, we served 91,620 households. The need is still great, and we need your help. Sign up to volunteer with Top Box Foods today!

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2600 W 35th StThis is our warehouse, and your food pick-up pointChicago, IL 60632

(41.83167,-87.69109)
 

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach
  • Faith-based Leadership

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours

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