Serving Event Recap: March 11, 2017 at Ewing Annex Hotel, Chicago, IL

A small group of Food For Friends volunteers served 125 meals on March 11, 2017 at the Ewing Annex Hotel on Clark street in the loop, Chicago.

Annex March 2017 - 1We have been serving regular meals here for a couple of years now at this location. This facility is a low income Men’s only hotel for mostly homeless men with little or no money, or jobs..  This event at the Ewing Annex Hotel was perhaps our best yet.  The response we continue to get from these men, many who we’ve seen multiple times at this point, keeps getting better and better. There are a few that are remembering us by name, and vice versa. They are so grateful that we have continued to come back and serve them regularly and are always raving about how delicious the food is.

For this event Food For Friends and Lee N Eddies catering joined together as sponsors.  The meal included fried chicken, honey Hawaiian meatballs, pasta marinara, macaroni and cheese, red skin potatoes, almond green beans, gourmet cookies, jello and fresh baked bread and butter.   These men were hungry!! Almost all the food was consumed within an hour!

As we discussed in our previous article Serving Up a Special Christmas at the Ewing Annex Hotel we gave them a new TV/sound bar as a Christmas present last year.   It was obvious to us that the men have been getting much use out of it.   In fact, the men were joking with us about the noise complaints they’ve been getting because the sound bar is so powerful!

Overall, we just love serving these men and making the connections we have made over the past year or so.   More pictures have been posted in a photo album on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your generous donations to provide funding for this series of serving events at the Ewing Annex Hotel in 2016.    If you would like to be a part of the team that serves the next meal here, please send us an email at