Greater Chicago Food Depository

Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of January 3, 2022, all volunteers and employees are required to be vaccinated. This includes youth volunteers. As a volunteer, you will be asked to verbally attest your vaccination status before each volunteer opportunity. We are committed to keeping our employees and volunteers safe and healthy!

As of February 28th, 2022, face masks/coverings are now optional at the Food Depository. We will continue to social distance during volunteer sessions. We ask that all volunteers continue to respect eachother's space and boundaries while we  prioritize everyone's health and safety.

Our age restrictions allow us to welcome volunteers ages 11+. Volunteers 16 and older are welcome to register independently. One adult 18 or older can create a group with up to 9 youth ages 11 - 15.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, anyone who fits into any of these categories is not permitted in our facility at this time:

  • You have been exposed to COVID-19, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.
  • Within the past 14 days, you or members of your household have experienced any combination of cough, fever, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/repeated shaking with chills, headache, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and congestion or runny nose.

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Please note that court-ordered service is available at the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Please fill out an application here.

Groups are welcome to register for Repack sessions. Group members will still be asked to practice social distancing during the session. Please ensure that all group members use your group link to sign up before the session. If your group will be more than 30 people, please contact Victoria Tejeda-Gervais at

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