Sort donated food for Lakeview Pantry West, Northside day time project

Come help feed low income families in need of food in the Lakeview neighborhood. We will be sorting donated produce from local grocery stores to prepare for the distribution later that night.

Our volunteer team will help unload 1200 to 2000 pounds of donated food from a delivery van and bring them down 1 flight of stairs to the basement pantry. Average weight for the bags and boxes are around 20 to 40 pounds. We work in teams so you do not need to lift anything heavier than you feel comfortable doing. We will then weight and sort the food and prepare them for distribution to the pantry’s clients, that takes place later that night. Please dress in comfortable clothes, no open toe shoes as you may have to deal with heavy cans and boxes that may fall near your feet. Dress as if you are going to the gym for a light workout. If you are not capable of heavy lifting, we will do our best to accommodate you with other tasks that are not as physically demanding. There will be need for volunteers to organize and sort small and light items on shelves. The work we will be doing is very important. You will directly be helping feed over 300 people that may otherwise go hungry for the week. These includes children and at risk seniors.

This is a day time 2 hour project on Thursday morning, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lakeview Pantry West is located at 1414 W. Oakdale Ave, Chicago IL, 60657. This is not their main pantry on Broadway. It is near the intersection of Lincoln, Southport and Wellington. Lakeview Pantry West is located in the basement of a red brick building, south side of the St. Alphonsus church. It is not under the main church. Please ignore any signs about the gymnasium entrance being moved, as it doesn’t affect our Pantry location.

You can find driving and public transportation directions with this Google map link:

There is a parking lot on Southport and Oakdale. Lakeview Pantry can provide you with a permit for your windshield so you can park for free. You can find limited free parking on the side streets as well.

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  • Piper

    Wilson - my sincere apologies. I have been pulled in to a work crisis that I have to attened to. So sorry for last minute cancel but i will now not even make it at 11 like i thought i could. I will make it up to you & the group soon.

    1 · November 21, 2013

    • Wilson

      No worries Piper. We had enough volunteers so you didn't left us short handed. See you at the next event. :)

      1 · November 21, 2013

  • Piper

    I am still coming but will be there closer to 11-1115. My apologies. See you soon!

    November 21, 2013

  • Silvia R.

    Wilson, do you have me on the list to volunteer today? I don't see my name on the list and I didn't note it on my calendar. Please let me know. e-mail will be fine.

    November 21, 2013

  • Piper

    Hi Wilson! I am looking forward to getting involved. For this event, it looks as though I am on the waitlist. Will you be the one contacting me if you can use the extra hand? thanks,

    1 · November 3, 2013

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