Food For Friends partnered with the Life Bridge Community Church in Wauconda on Saturday 2-16-2019 for a Mobile Food Pantry to serve the community at large. The article below was sent in by Dan Herzog, Food For Friends President. For more pictures from this event, go to our album on Facebook titled 2019Feb16 – Life Bridge Community Church Mobile Food Pantry .
On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Food For Friends partnered with the Life Bridge Community Church in Wauconda for a Mobile Food Pantry to serve the community at large. The cold and snow did not stop an estimated 75 volunteers or 150 families who received groceries from the church. Smiling faces were ever present as was mercy and grace and kindness being spread to all.
Doors opened for this event Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and the church volunteers provided home cooked breakfast items including eggs, tacos, breakfast burritos, sweet rolls, donuts, juice and coffee. The event was festive and well attended with families including kids and adults of all ages.
The atmosphere at the event was wonderful. The presence of love and the absence of judgment prevailed at this event. This truly was a community event, many people from the church not only volunteered but also participated in shopping and taking food home as the need in the area is great.
As far as our volunteers working this event, Food For Friends had a strong presence at this event from several volunteers (Kevin, Karen, and Fifi and their children all had FFF shirts) who attended a Lake Zurich Chapel Church event last fall 2018 and received training how to run a Mobile Food Pantry serving event of this type. Thanks to them, this Life Bridge Community Church event was very well run and organized.
Life Bridge Community Church is located at 700 W. Liberty st, Wauconda, ill 60084. If you would like to learn more about Life Bridge Community Church, check out their website at http://lifebridge-cc.org/welcome and/or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lifebridgecommunitychurch
Food For Friends has plans to work with Life Bridge again this year for more events. Check out our Events page on our website to learn about upcoming dates. I hope to see you at one of these events.
President, Food For Friends