As the virus continues, Food For Friends continues to step in and provide much needed food for families in the Chicagoland area.
So many families are struggling to make ends meet. Unemployment, decreased hours/wages, child care needs, financial and medical issues and so much more have a negative financial impact on those in our community. Many of these families go hungry because they simply don’t have enough money to buy food. We are seeing this more and more in 2020.
On July 25, 2020 Food For Friends sponsored a mobile food pantry at the Chapel in Lake Zurich that was designed to reach out to some of these families and provide them with some food to ease their budget concerns.
In total 183 households were provided a week’s worth of groceries, which will help support over 616 individuals (302 are children). Each person/family received 2 gallons of milk and other generous dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, a variety of bread items, and chicken and meat entrees.
Also, because of this scheduled event, we were also able to support the Fellowship Housing moms and the Lifebridge Church members in Wauconda. Think of all the families we have impacted… it is amazing and a testament to all who have donated and volunteered.
Our primary source for the food for these Mobile Food Pantry events is the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The team there was so generous with the food and their time. The donors that support the Food Depository are amazing.
What a beautiful serving event as we had a strong blend of volunteers across Food For Friends, The Chapel (Lake Zurich), Lifebridge (Wauconda), and Fellowship Housing (Hoffman Estates) who all worked hard in order to make this happen. A special shout out to Ken Rasbid for his leadership. Ken volunteers his time to make all the arrangements with Northern Illinois Food Bank, The Chapel, and Lifebridge church and all the volunteers. Thanks Ken!
Finally, a big thank you to all our generous donors! With this article, we hope to keep you apprised of all that we are still able to do during the pandemic and how your dollars are making a difference in the lives of those in need.
For more pictures from this event, see our photo album on Facebook