Join Fight2Feed as we help cook and feed 150+ meals for the homeless and families in need. This is a Wednesday day time project with the Chicago Help Initiative and Catholic Charities. It usually occurs on the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteers will meet at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in the morning, located near Streeterville, 126 E Chestnut Street Chicago IL 60611. (across from John Hancock building). Volunteer shifts are from 10 AM to 4 PM in 3 hour blocks. If you have to leave early or come later than the listed shift time, that is OK too.
10 AM to 1 PM - bring food in from truck, prep and cook
1 PM to 4 PM - cook and pack food for transport
We will meet at the side entrance on Delaware. Then the group will go into the kitchen, which is in the basement. You can go down to the basement using the left elevator.
Please dress appropriately to work in a kitchen. Wear closed toe shoes with non slip bottoms, like sneakers. Slacks, jeans. or long pants. No shorts or tank tops allowed. You will be asked to wear a hair net or you can bring a baseball cap to manage your hair. You can also bring your own apron if you own one.
You can sign up for multiple shifts or help for the full project duration. Food will be cooked at the church kitchen then transported to the dinning hall at Catholic Charities main office at 721 N. LaSalle Street to serve and feed people in needs. Anytime you can give to help is very much appreciated. If we have sufficient volunteers and vehicles, we will also do a street mission to distribute meals for our homeless neighbors.
About our organizations:
A 501(C)(3) organization, Fight2Feed’s mission is to make a difference by changing the rise of food insecure communities by fighting hunger one block at a time. The non-profit has over 650 volunteers with presence in Chicago, Kansas City, San Diego, Atlanta and Indianapolis. For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit fight2feed.org (http://fight2feed.org/), like on Facebook (http://facebook.com/fight2feed) or follow on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fight2feed).
Fight2Feed combines donated restaurant resources with the mobility of food trucks and volunteer driven cars to delivery food to where food is needed the most in our city. Our organization is 100% volunteer run and supported. We have served over 55,000 meals to people in need in the last 3 years, and have rescued thousands of pounds of surplus food in 2017 from restaurants and other events to be redistributed to hungry citizens in need.
The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphere of dignity and compassion toward those in need by providing access to food, health services, shelter and employment. CHI works to educate local businesses and residents as to how they can help ease the plight of the homeless, disadvantaged and out of work individuals and improve their well-being, self esteem and productivity.
At a typical CHI meal, there will either be a guest speaker, live entertainment or a game night. Guest speakers provide information about matters of interest to our clients. Some recent speakers include The Safer Foundation who provided information about expunging criminal records, Lincoln Park Community Shelter with housing information, and a representative of Streetwise speaking about employment opportunities. Guests also have access to health and social service programs with various community agencies present at the meals. Please visit http://chicagohelpinitiative.org/ for more info