The article below was sent in by Dan Herzog, Food For Friends President.
Hello everyone and welcome to early springtime at Food For Friends and that means springtime Easter serving events!!
We are excited at several upcoming Food For Friends serving events to be held in several different areas all around Chicagoland. This article will summarize the key events and tell you how you can volunteer to serve.
Before I list the events, let me share a few words about what our Food For Friends serving and the act of showing up just being there means to those in need.
We have the privilege to serve meals with all kinds of people. When I think of this privilege and all the events I have served at, the same theme always comes up, blessings. We are so blessed and honored to meet new people and serve a warm meal no matter who they are, their race, their beliefs or not, whether they are homeless or wealthy.
Their roots in life and where they are today don’t matter. What we find is their warm smiles, the appreciation and the thank yous we hear, see and feel back from them. These are all blessings received back to our hearts.
Its pure joy to share the love of God with those in need. Its seen in their eyes and their hearts content from sharing a warm meal and act of kindness.
So why not consider making this year Easter special by making a commitment to serve with us at one of these Easter serving events I have listed below? I believe you will be touched, moved and inspired and your heart filled with joy. Note: If you are busy this Easter (I understand!!) but please do have a look at all the other events we are holding this year and pick a few to serve at. You will be thankful you did.
Easter Serving Events
- April 20, 2019 – Ewing Annex Hotel- Chicago: serving 130 Easter meals to men’s hotel 9:30 am to 1200 pm. 5 volunteers needed.
- April 20, 2019 – HELPS Ministry St. Charles: serving 100 meals to families a community Easter meal, 11:30am til 5:30 p.m. 16 volunteers needed.
- April 21, 2019 – Music Box Foundation Chicago: serving 200 meals to families a community Easter meal, 1:30p.m. til 6:00 p.m. 16 volunteers needed
To sign up for any of these events, just go to our signupgenious site at https://www.signupgenius.
President, Food For Friends