Food Pantry Volunteer


Our pantry is open every Thursday evening and volunteers are needed from 5:30-8:30pm.

Volunteers serve as greeters, shopping assistants, help carry items to client’s cars, and more!

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Set-Up Crew

Volunteers help during the week to sort and organize donations, set up the pantry space, prepare produce and perishable items and help in the garden. Currently, all of our set-up volunteer slots are filled.


We can accommodate groups of various sizes. If you’re interested in scheduling a group please contact Kendall ( or 708.215.5418).

Greater Chicago Food Depository Volunteers

On the 4th Wednesday of each month, 10-15 volunteers work to earn $15.00 each toward our GCFD food purchase. This is a great financial help since the Food Pantry purchases quality items at low prices each month to supplement donations from our parishioners and friends in the community. If you are interested in joining our group on one or more of the upcoming 4th Wednesdays, please e-mail Jerry Mitchell,, or contact Kendall at, (708)214-5418.
GCFD is located at: 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632. You can also sign up to go at a convenient time for you. Please designate St. Cletus Food Pantry-Agency #A01336, as the recipient of your volunteer credits. For more info:

Volunteer FAQ

Who can volunteer? Age requirements?
Anyone can volunteer as we are careful not to ask our volunteers to exert themselves beyond their capabilities. We will happily accept help from volunteers of all ages, however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult during their entire shift.
What should I wear?
Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing, volunteers may be working outside. Clothing should be comfortable.
Where is the St. Cletus Food Pantry located? Where do I go when I arrive?
We are located at 600 W. 55th St. LaGrange.  The Pantry is in the Rectory, the small building to the East of the church.  We are located in the basement. When you arrive, you can come in the first door, come downstairs, and check in.  Please arrive on time so we can do a brief orientation and instructions before clients enter.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact Kendall, Director of Social Concerns at or 708.215.5418
How do I sign up to volunteer?
You can view volunteer slots and sign up here:
Do I have to sign up in advance or can I just show up to volunteer?
All volunteer shifts are scheduled in advance. Although the Food Pantry appreciates all who want to volunteer, it is not set up to accommodate volunteers who just show up to volunteer. You can view open slots and sign up here:

Food Pantry Info

Phone: 708-215-5418
Facebook:  @StCletusFoodPantry

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