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 2020-12-25 Englewood Senior Homes
On December 27, 2020, a group of Food For Friends came together and delivered 70 turkeys and Blue Bags full of food to two senior homes in the Englewood community within Chicago. Greencastle of Englewood and Orchard Place. both located at 6344 S Peoria Street.
These two senior homes had both been scheduled to receive food from another charitable organization around Christmas, but that delivery was cancelled. That is when the call came to Food For Friends for assistance. This was a case of our partners and volunteers staying connected to organizations that are in need and then reaching out to us to see if we could find a way to help.
Our group of Food For Friends volunteers did not hesitate when the call came in. It took a few SUVs filled to the top with all the turkeys and Food For Friends Blue Bags, but our volunteers made the trip on Christmas Day. In all, this group of volunteers delivered 70 turkeys along with Blue Bags of food.
Our gifts of food were loaded into shopping carts at each location and then the carts were pushed them safely into their main social rooms. From there the the staff of each of the senior homes delivered the shopping carts directly to the rooms of the seniors.
With our mission for the day complete, our group of volunteers when home with warm hearts, knowing they had helped others experience the joy of Christmas.
Linda Murphy, Volunteer – Food For Friends