Blue Bag Event: Chicago Englewood District

The Chicago Police Department, Believe in Thine Ministries and Food For Friends jointly hosted a Blue Bag event on November 22, 2017.   This was the first time for this event in the Englewood community.  We provided 50 turkeys, Blue Bags, and T-shirts for the event.

Chicago Police Officers from the Englewood District pose for a picture with volunteers during the Food For Friends Blue Bag giveaway event.

Felleesa Square helped organize this event and we thank her so much.  Fellessa is a community service officer (Englewood District) for the Chicago Police Department. She gathered her fellow officers and the rallied volunteers from Believe in Thine Ministries to fill the Blue Bags with food and Thanksgiving trimmings for a complete meal.   The volunteers then handed the Food For Friends Blue Bags to families in need at the Englewood district Police Department location.

More pictures on our Facebook page at the 2017 Nov CPD Englewood photo album

The following is an email we received from Felleesa shortly before Thanksgiving


As Thanksgiving approaches, 007th District Chicago Police Department along with Food For Friends, and Believe in Thine Ministries organized “Let’s Give Thanks” event to help spread some holiday cheer to the families in Chicago Englewood Area. Food for Friends provided us with turkeys, blue bags, and t-shirts for our volunteers and Pastor Kevin Brown provided everything else to go into the baskets. Each household was provided a turkey with all the trimming to feed a family of four.

We held “Let’s Give Thanks” event to provide a little helping hand to those in need this holiday season, because Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy time to be with your family and cook a traditional meal for the people you love.

On November 22, 2017 at 6000 South Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60636, we were able to assist over 110 families in the turkey giveaway, and it was our honor to serve a full Thanksgiving meal to the great citizens in Chicago Englewood Area.

Faleesa Square
Community Organizer
Chicago Police Department