2018 Christmas Serving Event at the Annex Hotel

Note:  On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Food For Friends sponsored a holiday meal to the men staying at the Annex Hotel. The following article was sent in via email by Noah Lee. The Food For Friends Board would like to thank Noah for the great article and all the photos. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who served that day. To see all the photos from this event, go to our Facebook album for this event.

The Lee family and friends staff the serving line at the Ewing Annex Hotel on Saturday, December 15, 2018

We had another successful serving event at the Annex Ewing Hotel on December 15 2018.   The Annex is the last standing single occupancy housing for men in transition in Chicago.

We had 7 volunteers from Food For Friends.  The volunteers consisted of my family: me, my dad John, my mom June, my sister Kaitlyn, and her boyfriend Brandon Nye as well as family friends Luis and Helen Cossio.   Thanks to all who volunteered at this serving event.

We served about 80 meals to the residents staying at the Annex.  The meal provided by Food For Friends and Lee N Eddies included ham, meatballs, potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, and dessert.  The men enjoyed their meal and expressed a great deal of gratitude.

Thanks once again to our partner, Lee N Eddies Catering, for providing the food for this event.   We would also like to thank the volunteers who gave up part of the Saturday morning during this busy holiday season to serve these men.

We look forward to returning soon for our next event at the Annex!

Noah Lee
Food For Friends Volunteer