CALL Members standing in front of GCFD Sign

Volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository 2023

Eight CALL volunteers, including two Kent Law School students, kicked off community service events in 2023 by volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on January 21, 2023. The GCFD supplies food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

CALL Volunteers standing in Distribution Center
From left to right: Jill Meyer, Leah Whitesel, Carrie Port, Shabnam Mahammadli, Khrystyna Slyusarchuk, Beth Schubert, Mandy Lee, Mike McMillan

As many as one in five Chicago families faces food insecurity. CALL volunteers repacked a bulk donation of apples in order to more easily distribute food to community members facing hunger.

On January 21 the total amount of repackaged food included:

    • 6,515 pounds of apples
    • 9,690 pounds of oranges
    • 5,712 pounds of rice

This added up to 8,264 meals, or 254 meals per volunteer!

Thank you to all of the CALL members who donated their time!