Note: This report was filed by Ken Rasbid, our newest Food For Friends Board Member
It was an amazing day filled with so many wonderful outcomes. In summary, here are a few highlights:
- A total 194 households were served with groceries. Those households contain 525 people, of which 177 are children.
- Close to 100 volunteers from Food for Friends, Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Chapel Church generously donated their time and talents to work various portions of the morning/afternoon.
- Our friends from Rosalind University Mobile Health Clinic provided screenings for 27 patients, two of which were referred to the Emergency Room for necessary care that same day.
Through feedback from many volunteers and some guests, it was very evident that Jesus was present through the love and attitude on display. I am so honored to have served alongside many of you as introductions were started, relationships were built, and people’s hearts were attended to. What a wonderful day to see so many people opening their heart and embracing friends in need.
Special thanks to all the volunteers that showed up. If you have not had a chance to serve at a Food for Friends event, please consider doing so. Your heart will be rewarded many times over. Please email Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on how to be a volunteer server.