Summer Festivals offer fun volunteer opportunities for families!

Summer is JUST about here, which means festival season in Chicago is about to heat up, too! Did you know that Common Pantry partners with local festivals that offer grants to nonprofits in exchange for volunteer hours? On behalf of the Pantry, you can work a gate, pour beers (21+, of course), help set up or break down … every hour worked means more resources for our clients.

Last year, these grant opportunities earned the pantry thousands of dollars to help feed and support our neighbors in need. Grab your kiddo and spend some QT at one of the festivals this summer! Our local high schoolers can even earn community service hours by helping Common Pantry! We know how busy the school year can be. Tell your teen to front load those hours during the summer to help tackle hunger!

Ribfest June 14-16 – Click to sign up 

Burgerfest July 13- 14 – Click to sign up

Retro on Roscoe Aug. 9-11 – Click to sign up