911 Day of Service 20th Anniversary

​911 Day of Service Chicago Meal Pack!

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, Serve Illinois participated in the Chicago Meal Pack for 911 Day for the 20th anniversary hosted by 911 Day at Navy Pier in Chicago. With the help of over 200 volunteers, the goal was to pack 200.000 meals within 10 hours to address the growing food crisis. All the meals were donated to and distributed by the Greater Chicago Food Depository to individuals and food-insecure families. 

Through our efforts, we packed a total of 188,080 meals which is 94% of our goal!

Thank you to the organizations present: Greater Chicago Food Depository, American Red Cross of Illinois, AmeriCorps, Illinois Campus Compact, Chicago State University, AmeriCorps Project, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps, and More! 

Including the Serve Illinois Executive Director Ayoka Samuels, the Serve staff, and Commissioners Natalie Furlett and Curtis Peace. 
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(Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Members and Alumni)
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(left to right: Cassie McNeill, Noelle Ayoka Samuels, Jacob Jenkins, Daniel Tessema)
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(Governor Pritzker and Commissioner Natalie Furlett)
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(Commissioner Curtis Peace)
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(Noelle Ayoka Samuels and American Red Cross)
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