Thanks to Karen Vargas, for sending in the following article. Karen was the lead Food For Friends volunteer for this event. We appreciate all the time she and the other volunteers put into making this event a total success! For more pictures from this event, go to our album on Facebook titled 2019-12-14 San Miguel Christmas
On Saturday, December 14th, Food for Friends partnered with St. Miguel Community Center, in Back of the Yards, to serve a Christmas meal to families in the surrounding area.
Together, with staff from the community center, we served 200 families is this weekend’s event. Guests were served turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, veggie medley, pasta, and dinner rolls. All tummys were nice and full, but everyone still made sure to pick up some dessert to end their meal.
It has been a tradition to receive two specials guests at lunch, Mr. and Mrs. Clause! They took time off from their very busy holiday preparations to come to say hi to everyone as well as share some hugs, candy canes and some holiday cheer.
The event was a total success because of the care our volunteers and staff had for every person that walked into the gym. Not only were volunteers very willing to help with clean up, but families that shared lunch with us took lead in making sure everything was left in great condition.
We would like to share a big thank you to everyone that made this event possible. Our partner sponsor and the wonderful volunteers John, Barb, Dean, Lynn and Brenda – Thank you! With love you all served.
It was truly a blessing to be able to serve this community with the help of Food for Friends donors.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Karen Vargas, Lead Food For Friends volunteer
Note: St. Miguel Community Center is located at 1936 W 48th St, Chicago, IL 60609. If you would like to learn more about St. Miguel Community Center visit their website sanmiguelchicago.org.