Food For Greater Elgin is pleased to offer service hours to those with misdemeanor convictions. The following is our official policy:
- Upon an individual inquiring about serving at Food For Greater Elgin, they must arrange for an initial meeting and tour with the Director of Community Outreach.
- The individual must bring a copy of their court order documents to the Director of Community Outreach at this initial meeting time and before service hours can begin.
- The Director of Community Outreach reserves the right to determine whether or not the individual may serve at Food For Greater Elgin.
- Upon acceptance into the volunteer program at Food For Greater Elgin, the individual must arrange a schedule of hours with the Director of Community Outreach
- The individual must adhere to the arranged schedule. In the event that the individual is not able to come in on a scheduled date, they must give notification to the Director of Community Outreach via phone or email. Failure to give this notification will result in a termination of any further community service hours at Food For Greater Elgin.
- An individual may serve their hours by performing the following tasks:
- Assisting in client-choice distribution
- Maintenance of building including trash removal, cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming, mopping floors, and assigned tasks* as needed
- Assisting with food sorting during a food delivery or as needed in warehouse
- Data entry assignments as needed
- Other assigned tasks* as needed
*The Director of Community Outreach and Executive Director will assign any tasks during service hours.
- The Director of Community Outreach and Executive Director reserve the right to terminate service hours at any given time based on individual’s performance of tasks or conflicting behaviors.
- Individuals must inform the Director of Community Outreach one week prior to completion of court ordered community service hours. The Director of Community Outreach will provide a letter of verification, which will include the number of hours served and tasks completed, to be addressed accordingly to the individual’s court system.