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A Just Harvest Community Kitchen: Volunteer Server Information

Thank you for volunteering! Without you the Kitchen could not meet its mission…to reduce poverty and hunger in Rogers Park and the greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while building a just society through advocacy and collaborative relationships across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines to promote the well-being of patrons served.

Volunteer Schedule
Mon-Fri (SAT, SUN, and HOLIDAY times are 30 minutes earlier)
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Arrive at the Kitchen, get settled, washed, and put on uniforms
5:00 – 5:20 p.m. Receive instructions about dinner tasks and/or dinner prep tasks
5:20 – 5:30 p.m. Get specific meal time assignments and final preparations for dinner
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Serve dinner
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Comprehensive cleaning of kitchen and dining room

Minimum Volunteer Age
Except under limited circumstances, the minimum age of volunteers is 12 years old. If you are bringing a group of children between the ages of 12-14, please bring 3 adults to help supervise.

What to Wear
For safety reasons, you must wear pants and closed toed shoes. You will be handling hot food and beverages, and dressing accordingly will help protect you against burns or other accidents. We provide hairnets and gloves (required by the health department) and aprons.

What to Bring
Bring your spirit of service and camaraderie! We serve 150+ meals nightly, and we couldn’t do it without the collaborative energy of volunteers. Be prepared to work hard and have fun.

Parking outside the Kitchen is metered and costs $1 per hour.

Please leave your valuables at home. There is a place to lock up one small bag per volunteer. Coats will be stored in the back, but will not be locked up.

For directions to A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen, please click on the map below the sign-up sheet.  For any further questions, please email Sarah Jacobs.

For a downloadable pdf of the above instructions, please click here.

Thank you!

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