Recap: What we did in 2017

We accomplished SO MUCH in 2017!!

January 21, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

March 11, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did:  We served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:  March 26, 2016 Easter Serving Event at Ewing Annex Hotel

 

March 18, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

April 15, 2017

  • What: Easter Dinner at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we did:  We served 80 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 10 volunteers
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article: March 26, 2016 – H.E.L.P.S. Easter Dinner Serving Event

 

May 20, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

July 1, 2017 

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did:  We will served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:July 9, 2016 – The Annex Hotel serving event

 

July 14, 2017

  • What: San Miguel Graduation Dinner, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we will do:  We serve 300+ meals at the Graduation celebration
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article:  July 15, 2016 – San Miguel graduation serving event

 

July 15, 2017

  • What: The Chapel Church will partner with Food For Friends for a Mobile Food Pantry event
  • Where: Mobile Food Pantry w/Chapel Church, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 35 volunteers.
  • For an example of what we do at these events, see our news article: July 16, 2016 Mobile Food Pantry w/Chapel Church

 

September 12, 2017

  • What:  Food For Friends 14th Annual Golf Outing, Bartlett Hills, IL
  • Event:  Golf, Dinner, and Raffles
  • Shotgun Start:  10am
  • Check out all the fun we had in 2016 via the recap article on our website here.

 

September 16, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did:  We served 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 3 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read what we did at the 2016 event at:   “Serving Event Recap: Sept. 17th at Ewing Annex Hotel

 

November 11, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we did:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

November 2017 

  • Where:  Various company locations (up to 10 events).  Watch this space and on Facebook in November.  We will list locations and Host Companies.
  • What we do at these events:   We need companies willing to host these events and we need employees and volunteers willing to help us fill our FFF Blue Bags with food items for Thanksgiving meals
  • FFF Volunteers:   To be determined.  Let us know if your company is interested in hosting an event!
  • See some examples of what we have done previously at the following articles:  HELPS and ROOTS and ACS and and Horton Group.   Sign your company up today by sending a note to info@foodforfriends.org

 

November 18, 2017

 

November 22, 2017

  • What:  Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Where:  Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 800-1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need.  100 volunteers have already signed up
  • Time:  3:30-6:30pm
  • See the following article to get a feel for what we do at this event:  Food For Friends serves hundreds at Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we will do: We will serve up to 1500 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need. 50 volunteers have already signed up.  We need no more volunteers.  HOWEVER, you can come and get a free meal.  This is a community meal so feel free to come, eat and spread the Food For Friends love with the Elgin community.
  • Time:  Three shifts: 8-11am11am-1pm1-3pm
  • Check out the news article from the 2016 event at Elgin Community Thanksgiving dinner a total success!

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving Dinner, St. Charles, IL
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need.  15 volunteers have signed up.
  • Time: Shift 1 – (Noon-4pm) & Shift 2 (1:30-5:30)
  • For more information about what accomplish at this type of event, see our 2016 article on our website:  Three personal stories from the 2016 HELPS Thanksgiving Dinner

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Thanksgiving Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals.  Leftovers will go to Hopewell Southside Chicago.
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need.  We have 10 volunteers.
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For an example of what we do at this event, see a write up on The 2015 Thanksgiving Annex serving event

 

November 23, 2017

  • Where:  West Cook YMCA Thanksgiving luncheon, Oak Park, IL
  • Where:   West Cook YMCA, 255 Marion St., Oak Park, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need. We have 20 volunteers signed up already  We need no more volunteers.  HOWEVER, you can come and get a free meal.  This is a community meal so feel free to come, eat and spread the Food For Friends love with the West Cook YMCA community.
  • Time:  11am – 2pm
  • Check out the article from the 2016 event on our website:  Warm food and smiles served at West Cook YMCA for Thanksgiving

 

 December 16, 2017

  • What: Food For Friends Blue Bag Christmas party-Partner with House of Restoration
  • Where:  Vineyard Church, 220 Division St., Elgin, IL
  • Volunteers should contact Mr. Peter and Lucy Olivera- House of Restoration Elgin Ministry (phone 224-856-1214)
  • Time: 2 pm until 4 pm
  • More info:  56 families have signed up and pre-registered.  They will receive toys for children and a FOOD FOR FRIENDS BLUE BAG filled with a Frozen 12 lb TURKEY for Christmas.

 

December 17, 2017

  • What: Elgin Community Christmas Dinner
  • Where:  Hemmens Culture Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin IL.
  • What we did:   We served around 600 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  60 volunteers for the following shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-4. 
  • Time: Serving time was from 11-4pm, but please see the shifts above

 

December 23, 2017

  • What: San Miguel Christmas Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 200+ meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We have all the volunteers we need.   We have 25 volunteers plus Santa Claus!
  • Time:  11-1:30pm
  • Review a recap of the 2016 event:  Light of Christmas shines brightly at San Miguel School in Chicago

 

December 23, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 5 volunteers
  • Time:  9am – 12pm
  • For a recap on our 2016 Christmas serving event at the Annex Hotel, see Serving Up a Special Christmas at the Ewing Annex Hotel

 

For a recap of our 2016 events, check out our article:   2016 Event Recap: It was another fantastic year of serving events!