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  • Oswego Satellite Location

    The Oswego Satellite location of the Kendall County Community Food Pantry will be open from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month.

     Location: Oswego Center
                     61 Franklin Street
                     Oswego, IL  60543

    Process:    The pantry will operate as a drive-up - please follow the signs in the parking lot.

    **Please bring a form of identification with name and address for on-site registration when you arrive for the pantry.

    2021 Dates:  August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd

    2022 Dates:  January 14th*, February 4th, March 4th, April 8th*, May 6th, June 3rd
                         PLEASE NOTE:  The Food Pantry will not be open during the month of July

    * denotes a date change from the 1st friday.



    We are currently accepting donations for the following items at the Oswego Satellite Location:


    • Diapers/Pull-ups
    • Wipes
    • Feminine Hygeine Products
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes

    To schedule a donation drop off for these items, please contact Heidi Podjasek at


    To donate any other pantry eligible items, please contact the Yorkville location at:

    Kendall County Community Food Pantry






    We are looking for a crew of volunteers for each month the pantry is open.  Volunteers are able to volunteer on a regular basis, or fill in when needed.


    Volunteers are needed for the following shifts:

    10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.:  Drivers (**this time is flexible in the morning depending on the number of pick-ups)

    2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:    Set Up

    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.:    Registrars, Runners, Traffic Control

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:    Clean Up


    Description of each position:

    Drivers:  We need drivers who are able to drive the Food Pantry truck to local grocery stores to pick up donations of food, and then deliver those items to the Oswego Satellite food pantry location.  Drivers need a regular driver's license and must be able to lift up to 60 lbs.  We are currently looking for at least 4 people who are willing to perform this role.

    Set up:  The set up crew will be responsible for cleaning produce, packing boxes, and getting the pantry set up for clients.  We need at least 8-10 people on this shift.

    Registrars:  Registrars will greet each food pantry client and register them in the system, or check repeat clients into the pantry.  We need at least 4 people who are able to perform this position on a regular basis.  Volunteers who are bilingual are preffered for this role.  

    Runners:  The food pantry will initially be run as a drive-up pantry due to COVID19.  Runners will take boxes of food to the client's cars and put them in the trunk.  When the food pantry returns to in-person operations, this position will shift to working at the individual food tables to help clients choose their items.   We need at least 12-15 runners.

    Traffic Control:  Traffic control volunteers will help keep cars moving into and through the drive-up system for the food pantry.  

    Clean up Crew:  The clean up crew will help break down boxes and clean up the work space.  We need approximately 4-6 volunteers for this time.



  • Volunteer Applications

    All interested volunteers are required to fill out an application.  Please click on the appropriate application link below. 

    Staff and Community ApplicationOE Student ApplicationOH Student Application



    In order to volunteer, interested persons are asked to fill out a volunteer application.  All adults will need to be fingerprinted by the district for final approval, unless they are an SD308 staff member or have been fingerprinted to volunteer with the district in the past.  Students do not need to be fingerprinted.

    Students in grades 9 and up are eligible to volunteer and can receive service hours for doing so.


    Finger Print Process

    Community members who wish to volunteer will need to be fingerprinted by the district.  If you have been fingerprinted in the past, you do not need to do so again.

    For those who need fingerprints, please indicate this on the volunteeer application.  The process will be as follows:

    • You will receive an email with an SD308 Volunteer Fingerprint Request form attached.
    • Complete the bottom portion of this form.
    • Email the form with a copy of your state-issued photo ID to
    • You will receive a Fingerprint Authorization and Release Form in return.
    • Take this form to the Kendall County Regional Office of Education to be fingerprinted.  KCROE finger print hours are currently by apopintment only.
    • The results will be shared with the SD308 district office.
    • You will be contacted once you are approved to volunteer.

    For questions regarding the volunteer process, please contact Dr. Heidi Podjasek, Director of Social Emotional Learning, at or (630) 636-3667




Last Modified on March 31, 2022