Lakeview Pantry Volunteer



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Lakeview Pantry
3945 N. Sheridan
United States


Help one of Chicagos oldest and largest food pantries distribute food to clients, stock shelves, unload deliveries, sort donations, or drive our cargo vans as we work to end hunger in Chicago. This opportunity provides flexibility in schedule and hours. Volunteer once or for any shift(s) you like. Most of our volunteer options are limited to those who are 16 or older, but limited youth volunteer opportunities are also available.

An hour long orientation is required before volunteering.

One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

Our vision is to be a stable presence in the communities we serve, and to be a model of compassionate, effective, and collaborative service delivery by building upon our Food Distribution excellence, achieving Client Services excellence, and building capacity and strengthening our ability to carry out our mission.


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How To Apply

To get involved, please register by visiting and attend a volunteer orientation. A list of upcoming orientation dates are posted on At orientation, you will learn about our organization and programs, complete paperwork and learn how to sign up to volunteer. All sessions last about an hour and are held at 3945 N. Sheridan. Orientations are open to the public so there is no need to RSVP. Just feel free to show up to the one that works for you. For more info or questions please email