Our 2019 Serving Events: Opportunities For You To “Pay it Forward”

This page lists our current list of planned 2019 events.

For those that have already taken place, you will see a link to an article where you can find out what we did.  Otherwise, there is a link to an article from a previous event so that you can get a feel for what we do at those serving events.

We are always looking for volunteers to serve at these events.  And, if you happen to have an idea for a new type of event, we are looking for people to bring those ideas forward to our leadership team.  Please send an email to info@foodforfriends.org

 

January 19, 2019

 

February 9, 2019

  • What: “NEW” Elgin Community “Have A Heart” Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we did:   We helped serve 400 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had about 40 volunteers.
  • Time:  Three shifts: 9-11am, 11-1pm and 1-3pm
  • For a recap of what we did at this event, see Event Recap: “Have a Heart” Elgin Community Dinner – February 9, 2019

 

February 16, 2019

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do: We will served 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed.
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Serving Event Recap: Ewing Annex Hotel – March 24, 2018

 

February 16, 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

March 9, 2019

 

March 23, 2019

  • What: Elgin Community “St. Patrick Meal”, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 750 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 45 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time:  Three shifts: 9-11am, 11-1pm and 1-3pm
  • Read what we did last year!:   Serving Event Recap:  2018 Elgin Community St. Patrick’s Day Meal

 

April 6, 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

April 20, 2019

  • 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. Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Serving Event Recap: Ewing Annex Hotel – March 24, 2018

 

April 20, 2019

  • What: Easter Dinner at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will served 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers     Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Read what we did last year!:   Event Recap: HELPS Ministry Easter Dinner, March 31, 2018

 

April TBD, 2019

  • What: Community Easter Meal with The Music Box Foundation
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 200 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 10 volunteers.   Note: Sign up link will be available soon   
  • Time:  TBD
  • For a recap on our 2018 Music Box Community Easter Meal, check out Event Recap – The Music Box Foundation – Easter Dinner April 1, 2018

 

May 25, 2019

  • 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.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  May 12, 2018 Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church

 

May 27, 2019

  • What: *NEW – Memorial Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will served 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: TBD
  • For an example of the type of serving events we have with H.E.L.P.S, see   Event Recap: HELPS Ministry Easter Dinner, March 31, 2018

 

June 22, 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

July 4, 2019

  • What: *NEW – Independence Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will served 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: TBD
  • For an example of the type of serving events we have for H.E.L.P.S., see Event Recap: H.E.L.P.S. Ministry Easter Dinner, March 31, 2018

  

July 6, 2019

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will served 130 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed.
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Serving Event Recap – Ewing Annex Hotel – June 23, 2018

 

July 12, 2019

  • What: San Miguel Graduation Dinner, Chicago, IL
  • Where: San Miguel Christmas event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Social Center/Gym, 1936 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve 300+ meals at the Graduation celebration
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 5pm-7:30pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  July 13, 2018 Serving Event Recap – San Miguel Graduation Luncheon

 

July TBD 2019

  • What: The Chapel Church partnered with Food For Friends for Mobile Food Pantry at, Lake Zurich
  • 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.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  July 14, 2018 – Mobile Food Pantry Recap – The Chapel of Lake Zurich

 

August TBD 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

August TBD, 2019

  • What: City of Elgin Back to School BBQ Bash, Elgin, IL
  • Where: TBD
  • What we need help with: We will cook and serve hot dogs, chips and cookies for 2000 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers.   Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time:  11-4pm
  • To see what we did last year at this event, see  Event Recap: Elgin’s “Back to School BBQ Bash” – August 18, 2018

 

September 2, 2019

  • What: *NEW – Labor Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will served 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: TBD
  • To see the type of serving event we hold at H.E.L.P.S., see the article Event Recap: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving dinner – November 22, 2018

 

September TBD, 2019

  • 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.   Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  July 14, 2018 – Mobile Food Pantry Recap – The Chapel of Lake Zurich

  

September 17 2019

  • What:  Food For Friends 16th Annual Golf Outing, Bartlett Hills, IL
  • Event:  Golf, Dinner, and Raffles
  • Shotgun Start:  10am
  • Note:  Our golf outing page will launch by late June 2019.  Stay tuned
  • Read up on last years event!:  Sept. 11, 2018 – 15th Annual Golf Outing Recap

 

October TBD 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

November TBD, 2019

  • 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.  Note:  Sign up link will be available soon. 
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  November 3, 2018 Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church of Lake Zurich a Success!

 

November 2019 (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.
  • FFF Volunteers:  To be determined.  Let us know if your company is interested in hosting an event!
  • To get a feel for what organizations and their volunteers do with these events, click on the following selected organization names to check out what they did in 2018: KPMG, Champion Logistics,Byram Healthcare, ATTCOM,  Christ Redeemer Church of Elgin

 

November TBD, 2019

  • What: Community Thanksgiving Meal with The Music Box Foundation
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 200 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 10 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • Time:  TBD
  • For a recap on our 2018 Music Box Community Thanksgiving Dinner, check out Recap of Music Box Foundation’s “Friendsgiving” Dinner

 

November 23, 2019

  

November 27, 2019

  • What:  Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Where:  Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 800-1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need around 100 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • Time:  3:30-6:30pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 Pacific Garden Mission, check out Event Recap: Thanksgiving at Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago – November 21, 2018

 

November 28, 2019

  • What: Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: First United Methodist Church 216 E. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 1500 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019. 
  • Time:  Three shifts: 9-11am, 11-1pm and 1-3pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 Elgin Thanksgiving Dinner, check out  Elgin Community Thanksgiving dinner serves over 1,000 people

 

November 28, 2019

  • What: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving Dinner, St. Charles, IL
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with: 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).  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • For a recap on our 2018 H.E.L.P.S Thanksgiving Dinner, check out Event Recap: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving dinner – November 22, 2018

 

November 28, 2019

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Thanksgiving Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 150 meals.  Leftovers will go to Hopewell Southside Chicago.
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 5-10 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 Annex Thanksgiving Luncheon, check out Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner at the Ewing Annex Hotel

 

November 28, 2019

  • Where:  West Cook YMCA Thanksgiving luncheon, Oak Park, IL
  • Where:   West Cook YMCA, 255 Marion St., Oak Park, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 150 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  Need 20 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • Time:  11am – 2pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 YMCA, check out West Cook YMCA serves up Thanksgiving meal for 70 of our ‘Friends’

 

December 14, 2019

  • 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 need help with: We will serve up to 300+ meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 25 volunteers plus Santa Clause!  Note:  Sign up link will be available  in October 201.
  • Time:  11-1:30pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 San Miguel Christmas Luncheon, check out Event Recap: San Miguel Holiday Meal, December 15, 2018

 

 December TBD 2019

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Food Truck and Serving Lunch to 200 ‘Friends’!
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Read what we did with Life Bridge Community Church last year!:  June 30, 2018 Serving Event Recap – Life Bridge Community Church

 

December TBD, 2019

  • What: Elgin Community Christmas Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: Hemmens Cultural Center
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019. 
  • Time:  Three shifts: 9-11am, 11-1pm and 1-3pm
  • For a recap on our 2018 Elgin Christmas Dinner, check out Event Recap: Elgin Community’s Holiday Luncheon – Dec. 15, 2018

 

December TBD, 2019

  • What: Community Christmas Meal with The Music Box Foundation
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 200 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 10 volunteers.  Note:  Sign up link will be available in October 2019.
  • Time:  TBD
  • For a recap on our 2018 Music Box Community Christmas Dinner, check out Serving Event recap: Music Box Foundation Christmas Luncheon

 

December 21, 2019

  • 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:  At this time, no volunteers are needed.
  • Time:  9am – 12pm
  • For an example of the type of serving event we hold at the Ewing Annex Hotel, see Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner at the Ewing Annex Hotel

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