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ORGANIZATION: ST. JAMES FOOD PANTRY

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St. James Food Pantry is now a full-choice pantry! We are welcoming clients to come in and choose the items that they need. We are currently serving about 100 clients per day for groceries in the morning, and welcome 30 to 50 guests for lunch in the afternoon.

We're in need help for almost all of our shifts. Tasks include unloading food shipments, preparing bags for our senior and home delivery program, assisting pantry clients with their shopping experience, restocking shelves, preparing food for lunch, and serving our lunch guests.

We can accommodate people of all work capacities and physical abilities. We welcome you to come put your caring self into action, and help us support our neighbors experiencing food insecurity in Bronzeville, Chinatown, Armor Square, Bridgeport, and the South Loop.

Bolded shifts indicates the times when volunteer support is most needed:

FOOD TRUCK UNLOAD (Involves heavy lifting)
Mondays 10am-3pm

LUNCH PROGRAM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12pm-3:30pm

GROCERY DISTRIBUTION
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-12pm

CLEAN UP / RESTOCKING
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm-4pm

SENIOR DELIVERY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Morning: 10am-12pm
Afternoon: 12:30-4:00pm

More than half of our clients speak Cantonese and Mandarin. Because of this we have particular need of bilingual volunteers.

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About ST. JAMES FOOD PANTRY

Location:

2907 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616, US

Mission Statement

St. James Social Care Program, rooted in the mission of Jesus, reaches out from St. James Catholic Church with specialized programs to meet the spiritual, social and physical needs of all who live in the surrounding community regardless of race or creed. Through these programs, social care provides compassionate support to improve the quality of life of those we serve.

Description

St. James Food Pantry was recognized as the ""Most Outstanding Agency in 2009"" of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2907 South Wabash AvenueChicago, IL 60616

(41.84169,-87.62485)
 

SKILLS

  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Organization
  • Customer Service
  • Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 hours per shift, flexible

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