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Students work to end hunger for February Donate-A-Day

DePaul law students volunteered their time for the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative’s Donate-A-Day event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on February 28. The event was co-sponsored by LLSA, SAIL and BLSA.

aw student volunteers gather before starting their volunteer work at the Chicago Food Depository.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center that provides food to soup kitchens, shelters, pantries, mobile and children’s programs, as well as other programs serving low-income individuals and families.The Food Depository also supports the community through programs like Chicago’s Community Kitchens, which enrolls the unemployed in a free 12-week culinary course. 

Eric Langston (JD '14) commented, "I was so glad to volunteer with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The scale of the organization is very impressive, the staff is friendly and professional, and the impact of our work was clearly articulated. I would gladly volunteer with them again."

Law student volunteers pack boxes with 21,000 pounds of carrots to be distributed by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The students were impressed by the friendly and helpful staff at the Chicago Food Depository, as well as the size of the warehouse and its operations. 

Third-year law student Zara Rashid also enjoyed her experience: "Going to the Chicago Food Depository was an extremely rewarding experience. It was nice to take a couple of hours out of the day to do something that helped others. Plus, it was interesting to see the process of packaging and distributing food to soup kitchens. It is definitely something I would love to do again."