Coppin Community Center Food Pantry, evening shift

Come help distribute food at a food pantry in Washington Park.  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 small food pantry in the Washington Park neighborhood for neighbors in need every Monday night. Come volunteer and help distribute food to families and seniors and share some kindness with a neighbor and renew their hope. The main volunteer event time is 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm. 

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

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

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.

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

Free snacks and hot chocolate served to all volunteers and food pantry clients. 


This event is family friendly, you can bring your child 12 years or older to participate in this community service event.

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)

If you can come earlier than 5:45 pm, please post the time or shift you can help. Thanks.

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  • Regina J.

    Great meetup I truly enjoy volunteering here.

    April 30

  • Regina J.

    I will arrive at 4:30 pm-6:30pm

    April 22

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