This year, Common Pantry volunteers and Big Green worked together to assemble 1500 microgreen grow kits that were distributed to families in need with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system and Farm.Food.Familias (FFF)....
“Volunteering at Common Pantry offers the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around me. It also strengthens my compassion for others and provides an opportunity to meet new people.”
"The respect and caring that all the volunteers show our clients makes each day special. If everyone just cared about others, we'd be in a really great place."
For Chicago resident Dionne, things were looking pretty bleak a few months ago. A change in her living situation left her without a home, and led her to stay in a shelter. Without steady employment, Dionne wasn’t sure what her future held.