Des Plaines, IL 60018
Outreach-Feed6 is seeking strong, fit individuals who are comfortable lifting up to 33 pounds to serve as logistics support for our meal packaging events. Duties include assisting in set-up of events; organization and handling of meal supplies; stocking and restocking production lines, lifting, carrying, and handling boxes containing completed meals; and assisting in event closedown. We host about a dozen events each year in collaboration with churches, schools, corporations, and organizations such as chambers of commerce or Rotary, at which hundreds of volunteers gather to packaging tens of thousands of meals in small teams of 10 to 12 per production line. Most of our events are within a thirty minute drive from O'Hare, and most are in suburban communities with ample free parking. This logistics position is essential in ensuring high quality and quantitative performance during the event. Each event typically lasts about 7 hours - with set-up normally at 7AM and clean-up complete by 2:00PM or 2:30PM. We provide complimentary morning refreshments and a light lunch for those attending the entire event. Events are frequently on Saturdays, but can occur mid-week. Candidates are not required to work every event, but hopefully will be available for most. We will provide the training. Good communication and customer courtesy skills are essential as well as physical conditioning. For those who commit to serve with us, we will. provide a reed Feed6 T-shirt, red Feed6 apron and a black chef hat during the events so as to distinguish our support staff from the packaging volunteers. More about us.... The mission of The Outreach Program is to provide safe water, food, medical care, and education to those in need, at home and abroad. Outreach is an internationally respected 501C3 ( outreachprogram.org) (EIN: 20-0636360) that is based in Iowa (Outreach Inc., 301 Center Street, P.O. Box 361, Union IA 50258), is accredited by Charity Navigator, and has been honored by two US Presidents at the White House as the recipient of the 5,000th 'Point of Light Award' from the Points of Light Foundation. Since its formation in 2004 by Founders Kathy and Floyd Hammer, Outreach has packaged and distributed over 720 million meals to those in need. Outreach’s Chicago-based affiliate, Feed6 ( www.Feed6.org), was co-founded in 2011 by Bill Kanatas and Chris Coyne as an expression of their support for food insecure children, families, seniors, and veterans. Feed6 is not a 501C3, but operates under the umbrella of Outreach as its all-volunteer planning and hosting facilitator for meal packaging events in the Chicago area. Feed6 has worked with scores of local schools, churches, corporations, civic organizations such as Rotary, and chambers of commerce-and tens of thousands of volunteers-to package and distribute over 6 million nutrient-rich meals throughout the Chicago area. All meals have been designed by food scientists at Iowa State University to be nutritionally richer than that comparably purchased at a store. All of our meal bags are heat sealed to ensure a shelf-life of up to two years, and specifically labeled with the date and lot-number of the packaging event. Over the last 12 years, Feed6-Outreach has hosted 124 powerful, celebratory events in the Chicago area, each packaging tens of thousands of delicious entrees of Mac & Cheese or Pasta Tomato Basil Sauce, bringing people of all backgrounds and demographics together in heart-filled, giving, caring experiences to support local neighbors in need. Through our innovative mobile food packaging program, Feed6-Outreach organizes meal packaging events - in church halls, school gyms, hotel ballrooms, corporate headquarters, and conference centers - drawing hundreds, sometimes thousands of volunteers, each prepared to donate time to package nutritious, protein and vitamin enriched meals for the hungry. Funds are raised by our sponsoring partners themselves - or through grants and donors. Packaged meals are distributed through local soup kitchens and community pantries, or through Feeding America’s Chicago Food Depository or Northern Illinois Food Bank to those most in need.
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2023
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Volunteers will join the Feed6-Outreach meal packaging hosting team performing a number of important support functions - set-up, greeting of packaging of volunteers, supply management, restocking of production lines, and clean-up. Volunteers should arrive at 7AM and can depart by 2:30PM following clean-up. Morning refreshments and a lunch will be provided. Must bring ID as the Discover World Headquarters is a secure campus. Detailed Instructions on Accessing Discover Corporation Building #2 (Map will be provided upon registration) 1. Enter the Discover campus from Lake Cook Road. 2. Stop at the Guard House. Tell the guard that you are here for the Feed6 Meal Packaging Program. Give your name and ID. 3. Follow the signs to Building #2. 4. Park in the Building #2 Visitor Lot (parking is free). 5. Enter Building #2 through the Lobby and give name and ID to guard. 6. Ask for an escort to the Lower Level Garden Lobby where the event is occurring. 7. Connect with Bill and Chris of Feed6.
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2023