a just harvest
The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.
All of our work is done in partnership with dedicated volunteers and donors. We invite you to explore how you can work with us to end hunger and poverty.
How can you help:
Join fellow Christ Church Parishioners in providing a nutritious meal for the patrons of A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.
There are several ways you can help:
- Purchase milk, fruit, and /or salad makings with Italian Dressing
- Cook a pan of Tuesday night chili or Saturday night spaghetti – Recipes.
- Help serve dinner onsite at AJH Community Kitchen
- Be a monthly captain
2017 Monthly Captains:
January – Heather Campbell
February – Leslie George
March – Tika Walsh
April – Alison Walker
May – Erika Kreisa
July – Phil Adams
August – Barb and Bob Spencer
September – Heather Campbell
November – Erika Kreisa
Click here to SIGN UP ON Sign Up Genius to volunteer.
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. Chaperones are included in the group’s scheduled number of volunteers.
What to Wear Wear: Clothes you won’t mind getting messy. 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. Please dress appropriately for the occasion; for example, no bared midriffs, halter tops with backs out, or t-shirts with offensive language or images allowed!
Please leave your valuables at home! Coats will be stored and locked in the volunteer closet. Please leave purses, Ipods, jewelry, and other valuables at home. A Just Harvest will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen.
Your Role as a Kitchen Volunteer: We serve food restaurant-style so you will have any role you might have in a restaurant. Possibilities include: delivering beverages to the tables, taking food to tables, working behind the serving counter, bussing tables, or resetting the tables. When dinner service is done, all volunteers can participate in sweeping, mopping, and a comprehensive clean-up of the kitchen. We can’t do this work without you!
When do we need help:
Each month on the second Tuesday, 5-7pm and fourth Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm
7649 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60626
AJH Food Pantry Opportunity
AJH Food Pantry volunteer opportunity: Every Saturday from 2:30-4pm, need 2 adults and 3 kids. For more information contact:David Crawford, Director of the Community Kitchen at 773.262.2297, firstname.lastname@example.org
This outreach is an ideal opportunity for families and friends to serve together; all children over the age of 12* are invited to participate. We need your help! For more information contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. Please join us by signing up to serve, purchase food, or cook a meal.
Christ Church Comments:
Families have brought in children younger than 12 to volunteer. A Just Harvest guidelines are based on having groups of volunteers be 12 and older. If the family thinks their 8-11 year old would do well, we are open to that possibility.
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