Volunteer Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Packing Pears at Greater Chicago Food Depository
packing pears

On Saturday, March 9, 2019,  the Community Service Committee organized a trip to the Greater Chicago Food Depository with nine volunteers, to help repack bulk fruit for distribution to local shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries.

At the February 2019 Business Meeting, CALL’s Community Service Committee collected $249 in cash donations for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and 4 bags of non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

On our “shift” from 1:00pm to 3:45pm, we were able to help with sorting, bagging, and crating 426 cases of pears – all the volunteers during that shift helped pack 14,910 pounds of pears!

Greater Chicago Food Depository Volunteer Orientation
a huge opening space for volunteer orientation

In a single afternoon shift, the amount of bulk food repacked by all the volunteer teams was the equivalent of 13,135 meals!

Community Service Volunteer Team Photo at Greater Chicago Food Depository

Thanks to everyone who helped organize this trip and to everyone who came out to work and enjoy each other’s company while we worked towards a great cause.