March 26, 2016 – H.E.L.P.S. Easter Dinner Serving Event

2016 - HELPS Easter-1On Saturday, March 26 a group of 10 Food For Friends volunteers gathered at HELPS ministry in St. Charles to serve an Easter dinner for the community.

It was a beautiful day, the sun was out, and the weather was great. The gym at HELPS Ministry was nicely set up, the food smelled amazing, the dessert table looked delicious and music played as we served St. Charles community. The smiles and gratitude for the delicious meal were so appreciative.

This is a smaller event than many that Food for Friends does, but is always a nice, quality event.    We served about 100 meals to our ‘Friends’, many of who are homeless in the St. Charles and Elgin areas.

The volunteers were eager to serve and enjoy the meal with the guests. You couldn’t tell who was who. There were all walks of life represented including people who were healthy and happy, some homeless, addicted, the poor and broken, the lonely, those lost in their soul. That day everyone was the same. Everyone was there to celebrate easter.

The two organizations involved in this event, Food for Friends and HELPS, always work well together.  Throughout the event, countless thank yous were given to the volunteers and HELPS ministry.   The real success of any event can be seen in the smiles of those we serve.   By that measure, this event was a smashing success… and another reminder of how grateful we are to our FFF volunteers and donators that allow us to continue to provide food to those in need.  We are very blessed to have the resources to continue to bless HELPS Ministry.
We are making a difference, one meal at a time.

To see more of those smiles, check out the picture album on our Facebook page.