Our 2017 Serving Events: Opportunities For You To “Pay it Forward”

We are looking forward to a great year in 2017!!   Our Board of Directors have developed a list of the planned events for 2017 and this page provides that list to you.

The list below will be updated as the year goes on, so please check back here on a monthly basis.   When you see an event you would like to volunteer at, send an email to us at info@foodforfriends.org

 

 

January 21, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

March 11, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with: We will served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For more on what we did, check out our news article:  March 26, 2016 Easter Serving Event at Ewing Annex Hotel

 

March 18, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

April 15, 2017

  • What: Easter Dinner at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we did:  We will served 80 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 10 volunteers
  • For more on what we did, check out our news article: March 26, 2016 – H.E.L.P.S. Easter Dinner Serving Event

 

May 20, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

July 1, 2017 

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did:  We will served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read about our summer 2016 event at the Annex via our article July 9, 2016 – The Annex Hotel serving event

 

July 14, 2017

  • What: San Miguel Graduation Dinner, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we will do:  We serve 300+ meals at the Graduation celebration
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers
  • For a review of what we did last year, see our news article:  July 15, 2016 – San Miguel graduation serving event

 

July 15, 2017

  • What: The Chapel Church will partner with Food For Friends for a Mobile Food Pantry event
  • Where: Mobile Food Pantry w/Chapel Church, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 35 volunteers.
  • For a review of what we did last year, read our article at July 16, 2016 Mobile Food Pantry w/Chapel Church

 

September 12, 2017

  • What:  Food For Friends 14th Annual Golf Outing, Bartlett Hills, IL
  • Event:  Golf, Dinner, and Raffles
  • Shotgun Start:  10am
  • Check out all the fun we had in 2016 via the recap article on our website here.

 

September 16, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read what we did at the 2016 event at:   “Serving Event Recap: Sept. 17th at Ewing Annex Hotel

 

September TBD

 

November 11, 2017

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

November 2017 (date TBD – week before Thanksgiving)

  • Where:  Various company locations (up to 10 events).  Watch this space and on Facebook in November.  We will list locations and Host Companies.
  • What we need help with:   We need companies willing to host these events and we need employees and volunteers willing to help us fill our FFF Blue Bags with food items for Thanksgiving meals
  • FFF Volunteers:   To be determined.  Let us know if your company is interested in hosting an event!
  • See some examples of what we did last year at HELPS and ROOTS and ACS and and Horton Group.   Sign your company up today by sending a note to info@foodforfriends.org

 

November 18, 2017

 

November 22, 2017

  • What:  Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Where:  Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 800-1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need around 100 volunteers.
  • Time:  3:30-6:30pm1
  • See what fun we had last year!  Check out the article on our website: Food For Friends serves hundreds at Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we will do: We will serve up to 1500 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers
  • Time:  Three shifts:  8-10am, 10-12pm and 12-3pm
  • Check out the news article from the 2016 event at Elgin Community Thanksgiving dinner a total success!

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving Dinner, St. Charles, IL
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 15 volunteers.
  • Time: Shift 1 – (Noon-4pm) & Shift 2 (1:30-5:30)
  • For more information about what accomplish at this type of event, see our 2016 article on our website:  Three personal stories from the 2016 HELPS Thanksgiving Dinner

 

November 23, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Thanksgiving Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals.  Leftovers will go to Hopewell Southside Chicago.
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 5-10 volunteers.
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For an example of what we do at this event, see a write up on The 2015 Thanksgiving Annex serving event

 

November 23, 2017

  • Where:  West Cook YMCA Thanksgiving luncheon, Oak Park, IL
  • Where:   West Cook YMCA, 255 Marion St., Oak Park, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  Need 20 volunteers
  • Time:  11am – 2pm
  • Check out the article from the 2016 event on our website:  Warm food and smiles served at West Cook YMCA for Thanksgiving

 

December 9, 2017

  • What: San Miguel Christmas Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center, 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 200+ meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 25 volunteers plus Santa Claus!
  • Time:  11-1:30pm
  • Review a recap of the 2016 event:  Light of Christmas shines brightly at San Miguel School in Chicago

 

December 23, 2017

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 5 volunteers
  • Time:  9am – 12pm
  • For a recap on our 2016 Christmas serving event at the Annex Hotel, see Serving Up a Special Christmas at the Ewing Annex Hotel

 

For a recap of our 2016 events, check out our article:   2016 Event Recap: It was another fantastic year of serving events!