In the spirit of service, CBAA has organized a volunteer day. The event is open all alumni and family members age 11 and up. Registration is required.
Parking: The GCFD parking lot is open to volunteers during our Saturday sessions.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help repacking donated food and other products. The Repack session is a great introduction to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the work we do, and the need that we see in Cook County. A lot of the food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities, and volunteers are scheduled to help us break it down into more manageable sizes. In a Repack session you may sort produce, inspect and box shipments of bread, or repack bulk dry goods (pasta, rice, beans) into smaller quantities. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. The minimum age to volunteer is 11 years old, and 11-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (who must also register).
12-1pm Light reception (optional)
1-3:45pm - Orientation and Packing
Arrival Time: Please plan on arriving no later than 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Doors for check-in open 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be 11 years old or older. Volunteers 11 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 (who must also register).