Help unload a food truck each Wednesday morning to assist 2 L'il fishes with their mission to feed homeless individuals and neighbors in the Uptown neighborhood.
Volunteers will help unload a truck from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and store the donated food properly in the kitchen and storage room. We will unload 1500 to 1800 pounds of food to support the kitchen that feeds their guests. Each box can weight from 20 to 40 pounds and you can work with a partner so you do not have to lift anything heavier than you can lift. This is an easy pace project, similar to a light workout. There are 2 truck deliveries and you will have time to take a break in between. Dress in comfortable clothes and non slip bottom shoes.
About the program:
Inspired by the New Testament miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, when many were fed from little because there was a belief that it could be done and a will to make it so. From this inspiration the 2 Li'l Fishes concept was born. Since the mid 1990s, the program has served hot, nutritious lunches, in a safe environment, to over 500 Guests each week.
The heart of 2 Li'l Fishes is helping our neighbors in need, without fanfare, frills or formality. Hard work, sacrifice and focus make the program work. The motto of 2 Li'l Fishes: Restoring Hope One Plate at a Time.
The Preston Bradley Center, arm of the People's Church is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit: http://www.2lilfishes.org/about.html
This is a recurring event every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
This is near the CTA red line Lawrence station and bus routes. Free parking on the residential side streets.
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.