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. 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 3:45 pm to 6:30 pm.
Event Location: 5627 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Main Volunteer Event time: 3:45 pm to 6:30 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 3:00 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:
3:00pm-3:45 pm - Set-up food tables prior to distribution
Main volunteer event:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Food distribution to clients
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Break-down and clean up after client distribution
Free snacks and refreshments will be served to volunteers.
This event is family friendly, you can bring your child 12 years or older to participate in this community service event.
Transportation and Car pooling: We encourage our volunteers to be green whenever possible or practical. Public transportation (bus, train, bike, walking) are easy at many locations, but other sites are remote or end late at night and can use some car pool planning. If you do not drive and need a ride, post below and ask about car pool possibilities. State what town and intersection you can be picked up. If you do drive, please consider helping a fellow volunteer that lives near you or along your way. Post where you are coming from and offer to pick up a fellow volunteer along your route. You will make some new cool friends even before you get to the volunteer event.
Honor your RSVP commitment: Keep your RSVP status up to date. Event organizers depend on an accurate volunteer count to plan their assignments correctly. If you RSVP Yes to help an event, please honor your commitment and attend the event to help. Arriving on time and staying for the full duration of the volunteer shift is expected, unless stated by organizer that shift time is flexible, and you emailed ahead to both agree on a different time. Most events have limited volunteer spots; don't waste one by being a no-show. All event hosts are grateful for volunteers' help and will try to accommodate your schedule if you are sincere in helping.
You have the option to change your RSVP to "No" if you no longer can attend. We understand volunteers also have jobs, school, and family, and unexpected things happen. Please cancel with at least 48 hours notice before the event time so other volunteers on the waiting list can have enough time to adjust their own schedule to participate. Don't wait until the last day to cancel on an event, unless it is serious emergency. If you are sick with a cold of flu, then of course stay home to rest and recover. Taking care of your health is important. Going to an event when you are sick will only spread your germs and get more people sick. Most of the people we serve are vulnerable populations with a weaken immune system (seniors, children, homeless). We must be mindful to keep them safe and healthy.