Food Depository repack
posted November 11, 2016 9:37 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 7 at 11:30 AM, Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 W Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
let's help the Greater Chicago Food Depository get food repacked so it's easier for them to distribute to hungry people.
If you're coming, you have to tell the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Go to this link and navigate to the 1/7/2017 date, and select the 11:30 - 1:30 section. You'll have to create a volunteer account with them to register.

If you need a ride, post below and we'll make it happen.
posted by garlic to Meetup (28 comments total)

I registered. It looks like this is possible but cumbersome on public transit for me, so if I'm able to ride with anyone, I'd really appreciate it.
posted by jessypie at 7:40 AM on November 12, 2016

I'll be there.
posted by youngergirl44 at 9:55 AM on November 12, 2016

I would not be able to participate, but I made a donation.
posted by Evilspork at 10:22 AM on November 12, 2016 [3 favorites]

thanks, Evilspork.
posted by garlic at 1:18 PM on November 12, 2016

posted by eamondaly at 4:07 PM on November 12, 2016

You're welcome, I'll bill you.
posted by Evilspork at 4:20 PM on November 12, 2016

signed up!
posted by misskaz at 11:27 AM on November 13, 2016

Thank you for setting this up, and especially thank you for doing it at 11:30 and not 8:00 AM.

I'm fully registered now and there's still 14 spots left for anybody else who is interested!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:47 AM on November 14, 2016

Oh wow, spots fill up fast! I think there were 40+ when I signed up two days ago. I just checked again now and it's down to 11. So if you wanted to do this but haven't signed up yet, probably don't wait on it much longer.

Also, I didn't say this in my other comment so I'll say it here: Thanks so much for organizing this, garlic.
posted by jessypie at 8:02 PM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

This depends on work travel for me so I may not know for a while. Great idea though.
I also have been meaning to donate to them and Lakeview Pantry.
posted by travertina at 5:39 AM on November 16, 2016

I'm registered now, too! Alas, Small Boy is too young, but that means only I need a ride, not both of us.

Thanks for organizing, garlic; thanks for joining, everyone; thanks for donating, evilspork!
posted by crush-onastick at 5:54 AM on November 16, 2016

i think registration is closed at the Food Depository's site at this point.

Anyone closer to jessypie able to give her a ride? if not I'll swing by and do it.
posted by garlic at 3:23 PM on November 19, 2016

I can also take transit partway to meet up with people who are driving! But I'm in the Lincoln Square/Albany Park area if anyone happens to be driving from or beyond my part of town and could pick me up.
posted by jessypie at 7:04 PM on November 19, 2016

jessypie, we can be transit buddies in any event! (I would also like a ride if there's one going)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:03 AM on November 22, 2016

I can pick up Mike and Crush. Jessica, if you can get to either one of those spots you're welcome to ride with us.
posted by eamondaly at 1:37 PM on November 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

Yay, eamondaly!
posted by crush-onastick at 7:51 PM on November 23, 2016

Hooray! I can get to Mike's or crush's easily. Thanks so much!
posted by jessypie at 8:01 PM on November 23, 2016

Shall we have a lunch plan for afterwards? That seems like a pleasant idea.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:39 AM on November 24, 2016

lunch is a smart idea, though it looks like I'm expected in the suburbs afterwards so someone else will have to be in charge of planning lunch.
posted by garlic at 2:15 PM on November 28, 2016

I like lunch! Might I suggest Carniceria Aguascalientes? I was there for the first time over the summer and loved it.
posted by eamondaly at 1:07 PM on January 3, 2017 [2 favorites]

Sounds fine to me!
posted by crush-onastick at 1:34 PM on January 3, 2017

I fucked something up and can't go now. I'm sad, I was looking forward to this. GRAR!
posted by youngergirl44 at 9:20 AM on January 6, 2017

Mike, I'll pick you up at 10:30am. Jessica, 10:45am at the Belmont stop (south side of the street). Crush, a little before 11:00am.
posted by eamondaly at 11:56 AM on January 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you again, Eamon!

See you all tomorrow! Sorry you can't join us, youngergirl44.
posted by jessypie at 12:56 PM on January 6, 2017

OKAY! Thanks.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:57 PM on January 6, 2017

I may have to bail as well, friends. Apartment hunting is the worst. It's possible I could still make it but looking unlikely.
posted by misskaz at 4:22 PM on January 6, 2017

Looks like I should be able to make it after all, folks. Anyone know how cold the warehouse is gonna be?
posted by misskaz at 6:46 AM on January 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

It was fine without jackets. much warmer and some of us would have broken into a sweat. Our job was pretty straight forward manual labor wise. eamondaly might be sore since he did the most lifting. crosh-onastick mentioned her knees might feel standing on the concrete today.

Next one is going to be on March 4
posted by garlic at 11:09 AM on January 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

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