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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chicagoland WERCouncil: Meet & Greet at Greater Chicago Food Depository

06:00 PM - 08:45 PM

Volunteer Today: Chicagoland WERCouncil: Meet & Greet at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Join us for an Evening of Service & Networking
Wednesday, September 27th - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Greater Chicago Food Depository

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. Specifically, the GCFD distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 500,000 adults and children every year. Last year, GCFD distributed more than 46 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of more than 95,000 meals every day. 
  • Registration is required and is limited to the first 20 registrants. Must be 16-years and older to participate.
  • Each volunteer is encouraged to bring an item of canned food. Priority items include: cereal, oatmeal, canned vegetables, soup, tuna, canned fruit, rice, beans, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, mac n cheese, etc.
  • Plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes early so that we may start promptly, as other groups will also be waiting. If members of our group are late and the projects have begun, there is a possibility that late-comers will be turned away.
  • The GCFD parking lot will be available for parking, but there is also street parking on Karlov and Keeler.
For safety reasons, the GCFD requires that:
  • Volunteers must be able to stand for up to 90 minutes while doing some light lifting and bending.
  • Volunteers must wear pants and closed toed shoes. Jeans and sneakers are best. No volunteers may work in shorts, tank tops, or open-toed shoes.
  • We encourage volunteers not to bring personal belongings into the facility; however; a limited number of lockers are available if needed. 

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM    Packing and short tour of the facility
  Not a WERC member, but interested in joining click here


Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 West Ann Lurie Drive
Chicago, IL 



Registration questions? Contact the WERC Office at 630.320.5807 or

RSVP Deadline: Friday, September 22 at 3pm
  • Pre-registration is required through the link below.
  • Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Registrations will not be accepted at the door.


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