The following email came from the Linda Murphy, who was the lead volunteer for this event. Food For Friends would like to thank Linda Murphy along with her family and friends who selfishly gave up their time to deliver these gifts of food. For more pictures from this event, go to our album on Facebook titled 2020-12-24 Maryville Academy
On Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2020, a group of Food For Friends volunteers delivered 33 turkeys and Blue Bags to the school at the Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. The food was then distributed to families in need.
Maryville (https://www.maryvilleacademy.org/) is a child care organization based in Des Plaines, IL that was founded in 1883. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age. Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.
Maryville’s range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. More than 4,000 children’s lives are made better, safer and more joyful every year because Maryville exists
Many families from the school are supported by charitable events that have been cancelled or closed due to the pandemic. Our gift of turkeys and Blue Bags were distributed to families in need just in time to provide a special Christmas meal to those who would not have otherwise been able to afford it.
Linda Murphy, Volunteer – Food For Friends