Greater Chicago Food Depository - Volunteer Repack Session

  • September 6, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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To get things going, I have set up a firm date, time, and place.

Volunteer Repack Session - 9am-12pm on Friday 9/6/2013.


I recieved this Email From  Maya Garcia [masked] Today (August 6th) regarding the September 6 - 9am-12pm - Food Repacking session..... so for All who are signed up.... please NOTE:


Group Leaders:
Thanks again for signing up to volunteer with the Greater Chicago Food Depository!  Please read the following information carefully and pass it on to your group.
You are confirmed to volunteer with a group on Friday, September 6 from 9am-12pm.  Please respond to this email to confirm your attendance and group size ASAP (within the week). 
Our production, and ultimately the amount of food we are able to distribute, is dependent on all groups arriving with their scheduled numbers.  If your numbers change, let us know ASAP.  Low turnout or late cancellations will jeopardize future scheduling.  Please arrive on time – if your group is late and the projects have already started, there is a possibility that your group will be turned away.
We also must remind you of our dress code; long pants and closed toe shoes are required to work in our warehouse. Depending on the project you are assigned to, you may be asked to remove jewelry above the waist (including piercings, but rings are acceptable).




Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 West Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632

Phone number[masked]-FOOD (3663)

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  • Stephanie

    During the repack session, I talked to some people about how I was hoping to work at the GCFD. I just wanted to let you know, I got the job! I mentioned during the interviews (there were 3 rounds) that I volunteered with this group. :)

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Eliot

    Kudos Steph! So next step phaps is to arrange a recurring event w/all the 100s volunteers in this network thru which we can keep Chicago packing up food via our network. Remember people won't help if they don't know the opportunity is out there!

    Start thinking times, transportation, #s, logistics etc and coordinate w/GCFD. They might even have regular weekly/.bi-weekly/monthly events for other organizations already in place? Anyways Richard is familiar w/our layout so will help on setup I'm sure, but it sounds like you got a lead in and friends there already so congrats again :)

    Let me know if you need help on how to set up a recurring GCFD event if need be on this site Stephanie! Cheers, - Eliot

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Thanks! I am very excited. I will be working with their children's programs. I currently manage a children's food program at another agency so the job is a perfect fit for me. I start in a couple of weeks. Once I get acquainted with everything at the GCFD, maybe then I can start coming up with volunteer opportunities. Part of my job will to be to come up with pilot programs so maybe I will need help there. It is still very early. I have been pretty busy wrapping up the program at my current job that I haven't put much thought into GCFD yet. I will keep you posted!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time today, so nice to meet everyone!

    3 · September 6, 2013

  • Akiba B

    Woo-hoo for apples! It was intense, but so awesome! Will do this again for sure!

    3 · September 6, 2013

  • antdogg

    Had fun today bobbin for apples sorry I was late even thou I check in at 10:30am I was actually here at 9:20am had my phone off great time!:)

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • antdogg

    I'm going to A little late sorry about this!

    September 6, 2013

  • LaKeba G.

    I left my cell phone in a taxi last night. I have to wait for the driver to drop it off. I am sorry that I will not be able to make it .

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • ANN K.


    September 5, 2013

  • Ryan P.

    Please consider me available to volunteer at the Food Depository. I will work hard and provide a positive attitude throughout the day!

    2 · September 3, 2013

  • Jill S.

    Please put me on the wait list and feel free to contact me for help. Thank You

    September 2, 2013

  • antdogg

    I'm still in for Friday!

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Maureen

      Me too! See you at 8:30 :)

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • Nikki

    I rsvpd for this two weeks ago. Why am I not on list?

    August 29, 2013

  • Fiaz

    I don't think I can make it

    August 28, 2013

  • Rashida

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it to this event-- I'm out of state for work and won't be back until later than expected! :-(

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Ildifonso F.

    I'm usually at the Food Depository volunteering at least twice a month. If I'm not in school by Sept 6th, I'll be glad to join you. Great initiative on the part of both Richard and Sarah. See if this can be the first of many outings.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 9:00 AM to 8:30 AM

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM to Friday, September 06, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    July 2, 2013

  • Sarah

    What times are you guys available. The greater Chicago depository needs help Wed-Fri during the day. Please post when you are most likely available and I will do the research and present a few options to the group and as a group we can decide on the most popular time and days.

    1 · January 8, 2013

  • Krisn

    Would be very interested!

    1 · December 27, 2012

  • Amy

    I would be interested!

    1 · September 15, 2012

  • Ildifonso F.

    I volunteer and / or lead volunteer groups at GCFD at least once a month. The groups I lead usually meetup on Saturdays and it's through Chicago Cares. You can each register at to build a profile. From there just select the date

    March 13, 2012

  • Eliot

    Hello! so glad to see some interest in this at last!

    I had originally added the idea for the Greater Chicago Food Depository last fall since they have such an open schedule. Their warehouse is awesome, like 50x Sam's clubs and is right off 55, definitely car pool tho. Since I travel & work too much, this site was intended to run itself. Someone please organize this & please... HAVE FUN! ;p

    June 21, 2011

  • MJ K.

    Jeanette can you please share your experiences with us by posting that in the discussion group, and since you (or anyone else)'ve been there can you suggest a date and location for this meetup,

    June 20, 2011

  • mykael

    I'm definitely interested

    1 · May 31, 2011

  • MJ K.

    7 are interested, I think someone should add a date and location for this one.

    May 26, 2011

  • Mo W.

    Me too

    1 · May 18, 2011

  • MJ K.

    I'd be interested too.

    May 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested.

    May 15, 2011

  • Rachel

    I'd be interested!

    1 · May 9, 2011

  • Kina

    I'd also be interested in this type of opportunity!

    1 · May 2, 2011

  • Heather

    I think this is a great idea. If someone organizes a day to work at the food bank, I would be happy to participate.

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in this.

    March 21, 2011

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