Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness, Food Access & Security
Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns, Military/Veterans
Basic Need Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

La Casa Norte Food Pantry

Volunteers will serve as part of a team that is addressing food insecurity in strategic and innovative ways. La Casa Norte opened its first food pantry, The Fresh Market, on March 18, 2019, in partnership with Lakeview Pantry. This a great family-friendly project. The Fresh Market allows low-income residents of the Humboldt Park community to shop as they would in a grocery store, but take home a cart full of free food. Fresh Market volunteers assist clients as they shop, greet clients as they enter, sort donated food to ensure the best possible quality, and contribute to making sure the Market remains fully stocked so that all clients have access to the same nutritious food options. We can’t wait to have you join us at the Fresh Market!

Partner: La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness, provides access to stable housing, and delivers comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.

**Please note that this project is a partner-led program organized and managed by a community-based non-profit or school – not by Chicago Cares. Volunteers are subject to the sponsoring organization’s protocol when verifying hours and sustaining injuries, losses, or damages. Chicago Cares helps our partners out by recruiting volunteers through our free online calendar and also provides partners with volunteer management training, coaching, and technical assistance. Chicago Cares will not follow up with you about this project; the partner organization is responsible for all volunteer communication. Please contact the organization directly with any project-related questions. For any questions about the Chicago Cares website, please contact us at info@chicagocares.org.**

Note: Volunteers must complete the volunteer waiver for La Casa Norte Food Pantry.

Learn more about one of La Casa Norte’s youths, Jermire, and his story (video)


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