Community Service: Coppin Community Center Food Pantry *Different Shifts Avail*

  • March 10, 2014 · 5:45 PM
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CBPSN, we need your help to feed our community in the Washington Park area. 


The Coppin Memorial A.M.E. Church and Coppin Community Center has been serving the the south side of Chicago for the last 95 years. It currently operates a food pantry in the Washington Park neighborhood for neighbors in need every Monday night.  Come volunteer and help distribute food to families and seniors. Share some kindness with a neighbor and renew their hope.  

The main volunteer event time is 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm. But help is also needed if you can come a little earlier with setting up food on the table.  We can use volunteers as early as  4:30 pm in the evening shift, and 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the day shift to unload food from the van.

Location: 5627 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Main Volunteer Event time: 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm.

There are plenty of free street parking and there is also a church parking lot across the street from the Community Center.

Tasks and event times:

12:15 pm to 2:30 pm - Help unload food from the delivery van

4:30 pm-6:00 pm - Set-up food tables prior to distribution

Main volunteer event:

5:45 pm - 8:00 pm - Food distribution to clients

8:00 pm to 8:15 pm - Break-down and clean up after client distribution


Note: When Spring comes, we will also have new volunteer opportunities to help them build a community vegetable garden and feed even more people.

If you can volunteer earlier in the day on Monday between 12:30 to 2:30 pm, they can also use volunteers to help unload their food delivery van from the Greater Chicago Food Depository pick up.  (Please see separate meetup post)

Words of wisdom from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

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  • Marlon

    Flexible shifts

    March 11

  • Marlon

    It was a good experience. The bulk of the clients were there during the first hour. I look forward to helping another day.

    1 · March 10

  • Danny N.

    Hey, I'll help out if another slot becomes available for the 4:30pm time.

    1 · March 9

  • WinnetteRenee

    If a slot comes open I will be available for the 5:45 slot time.

    1 · March 9

  • PATRICK J.

    Can come after 4

    1 · March 9

  • Afrika P.

    This looks like an awesome volunterrism opportunity.
    Thanks so much for organizing this!!! I'm there!!!5:30P for me..

    1 · February 20

    • Azure

      Hey sis! I will see you there.

      February 23

  • Azure

    <--- 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm - Food distribution to clients

    Note: I can be there between 6-6:15p.

    February 23

  • Wilson

    Please state what time you plan to be there if you can come earlier than 5:45 pm. Thanks.

    February 20

    • Marcia L.

      I will try my best to get there by 5:00 for sure 5:30

      February 20

  • Kathy H.

    I will be late as I will be coming from work. I will try to leave early to get there by 6:00.

    February 20

    • Wilson

      Thanks Kathy, any time you give is much appreciated.

      February 20

  • Marcia L.

    Looking forward to helping out and meeting folks with the same desire!

    February 20

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