A Just Harvest


Due to COVID-19, A Just Harvest is no longer having volunteers serve meals in their dining room.  Instead AJH staff are cooking meals FROM THE INGREDIENTS AND RECIPES THAT WE PROVIDE AND SERVING “TO GO” AT LUNCHTIME.  Please continue to sign up on Sign Up Genius to “cook” (provide ingredients) and to provide salad, fruit and BOTTLED WATER, JUICE BOXES/“JUICE” DRINKS INSTEAD OF MILK.

We will still need to deliver the ingredients to AJH at least 24 hours in advance so that they can prepare the meals.  We will need at least one person to volunteer to transport food contributions to AJH.  That person will need to call AJH kitchen at 773-262-1766 before delivery and deliver between 9 am and 3 pm.

Questions? Call or email Jenny Smith at 404-664-2661; hillerbrandfamily@gmail.com or Suzie Peregrine at peregrine.s@icloud.com.

The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.

All of our work is done in partnership with dedicated volunteers and donors. We invite you to explore how you can work with us to end hunger and poverty.

Here is the 2021 list:
> March – Heather
> April – Anne Taft
> May – Phil Adams
> June – Erika Kreisa
> July –  Bob & Barb Spencer
> August – Alison Walker
> September – Erika
> October – Leslie George
> November – Tika Walsh
> December – TBD

How can you help:

Join fellow Christ Church Parishioners in providing a nutritious meal for the patrons of A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.

There are several ways you can help:

  • Purchase milk, fruit, and /or salad makings with Italian Dressing
  • Cook a pan of Tuesday night chili or Saturday night pasta – A Just Harvest Recipes 2019
  • Help serve dinner onsite at AJH Community Kitchen
  • Be a monthly captain

Click here to SIGN UP ON Sign Up Genius to Volunteer. 


Minimum Volunteer Age: ƒ Except under limited circumstances, the minimum age of volunteers is 10 years old.  If you are bringing a group of children between the ages of 10-14, please bring 3 adults to help supervise. Chaperones are included in the group’s scheduled number of volunteers.

What to Wear ƒ Wear: Wear clothes that you won’t mind getting messy.  For health and safety reasons, you must wear LONG pants and CLOSE-TOED shoes.  Sleeveless or halter tops and T-shirts with offensive language or images are not allowed or appropriate.

Please leave your valuables at home!  Coats will be stored and locked in the volunteer closet. Please leave purses, iPods, jewelry, and other valuables at home.  A Just Harvest will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen.

Your Role as a Kitchen Volunteer: ƒ We serve food restaurant-style so you will have any role you might have in a restaurant.  Possibilities include:  delivering beverages to the tables, taking food to tables, working behind the serving counter, bussing tables, or resetting the tables.  When dinner service is done, all volunteers can participate in sweeping, mopping, and a comprehensive clean-up of the kitchen. We can’t do this work without you!

When do we need help:

Each month on the second Tuesday, 5-7pm and fourth Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm


Community Kitchen
7649 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60626

A Just Harvest Map

AJH Food Pantry Opportunity

AJH Food Pantry volunteer opportunity: Every Saturday from 2:30-4pm, need 2 adults and 3 kids.  For more information contact: David Crawford, Director of the Community Kitchen at 773.262.2297,   david@ajustharvest.org


This outreach is an ideal opportunity for families and friends to serve together; all children over the age of 12* are invited to participate. We need your help! For more information contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. Please join us by signing up to serve, purchase food, or cook a meal.


Christ Church Comments:

Families have brought in children younger than 12 to volunteer. A Just Harvest guidelines are based on having groups of volunteers be 12 and older. If the family thinks their 8-11 year old would do well, we are open to that possibility.


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