Distribution & Warehouse Information
Popcorn Pick-Up Information:
Show & Sell (consignment) orders will be distributed on Saturday, September 13.
Take Order orders will be distributed on Saturday, November 15.
Each unit will be assigned a time to pick up their popcorn and notified via email of the time prior to the distribution day. Orders will be assigned with largest orders first and smallest orders last. Assignments will be made and sent out once all of the orders are finalized.
You must pick up your popcorn on the designated distributions days at your designated location. If you cannot pick up your order, you must designate someone from your unit to do so.
Ensure you have enough vehicles to hold your order! On average, empty vehicles will hold the
- Car: 20 Cases
- Pick up truck: 30 to 40 cases
- Full size van: 50 to 60 cases
- SUV: 25 to 35 cases
- Mini Van: 40 cases
PLEASE RE-COUNT YOUR ORDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE WAREHOUSE TO ENSURE THAT YOUR ORDER IS COMPLETE.
Popcorn Pick-Up Locations:
Each year, businesses in our community generously donate their space for our popcorn distribution. Unfortunately, this year we lost three council's warehouse locations. We have been working to create the best possible scenario for all of our units and we would like to thank New Process Steel, DHL, Illiana Transit Warehouse Corporation (Faure Brothers Corporation) and Chicago Business Air Center for their generosity this year!
The following districts will pick up their popcorn at New Process Steel in Alsip, IL:
Chicago Area Council: Arrowhead, Greater Southside, Iroquois, River Trails
Des Plaines Valley Council: Tall Grass, Voyageur Trace
Instructions: When you arrive to New Process Steel, follow the signs for truck deliveries around to the back of the building. This location is a drive-thru pick up location. Orders will not be pre-pulled. Your driver must remain in the vehicle and drive it though the line. If you would like to check your order as it is loaded (recommended), please bring another person who can walk along with the vehicle.
Location: New Process Steel
Address: 5761 W. 118th Street
(West of Central Avenue)
Click here to download the pick-up schedule for New Process Steel
The following districts will pick up their popcorn at DHL in Franklin Park, IL:
Chicago Area Council: Fort Dearborn, Indian Trails, North River, Western Trails
Des Plaines Valley Council: Twin Lakes
Northwest Suburban Council: (all) Blackhawk, North Woods, Pathfinder, Signal Hill
Instructions: When you arrive at the corner of Seymour Ave. and Centrella St., take a left on Centrella Street (you will see the DHL facility). Drive on Centrella for about 1 block following the signs for popcorn pick-up. Take a right into the fenced area and go to the end of the building. Check in with the clerk(s) in the parking lot. They will direct you to the next available loading dock to load your popcorn. Please back your car into the loading dock space.
Address: 10601 Seymour Ave.
Franklin Park, IL
(South of Irving Park Road and just west of Mannheim)
Click here to download the pick-up schedule for DHL
The following districts will pick up their popcorn at Illiana Transit Warehouse Corporation:
Calumet Council: (all) Crossroads, Nishnabec, Prairie Dunes, Thunderbird
Instructions: Go north on Columbia from 165th street and turn East on Kenwood. Kenwood will take you straight back to Illiana. You will make a slight left and right into the warehouse complex. Follow the signs in the complex for check-in.
Location: Illiana Transit Warehouse Corporation
Address: 1334 Field St.
Hammond, IL 46320
Units that help with distribution at our warehouses are eligible to pick up their popcorn early. Any unit that provides a volunteer for their warehouse on one of the distribution Saturdays may have another volunteer from the unit pick up their popcorn first thing in the morning. Warehouse volunteers will be needed from early Saturday morning until mid-afternoon, exact details to be provided once pick-up assignments have been made. To volunteer in the warehouse, please email Shayna Hofmeister at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, unit, district, council, and which day/location you are volunteering for.
Friday Pick-Up Opportunity: Our DHL and Illiana Transit locations also require volunteers to help sort the orders on the Fridays before distribution. DHL orders will be sorted starting in the late afternoon until completed and dinner will be provided. Illiana Transit orders will be sorted beginning around 10am and should be completed by 3pm, lunch will be served. Any unit assigned to these locations that provides a volunteer to help with sorting orders may take their order with them on Friday when the sorting is complete. To volunteer in the warehouse, please email Shayna Hofmeister at email@example.com and provide your name, unit, district, council, and which day/location you are volunteering for.
We will provided additional details about volunteering in the warehouses as they become available!