San Miguel Summer BBQ

Food For Friends wishes to thank all the partners and people who made this serving opportunity a tremendous God celebration event serving BBQ lunch to an estimated community of 500 people.

More than 50 volunteers from Food For Friends, Lee and Eddy’s, Gabby Bakery, H.E.L.P.S. Ministry and San Miguel Staff provided more than food; we provided through our faith……. hope for the future and love this day to the community. You showed up…..

People of all color and backgrounds joined in the food, culture, music and fun on a gifted sunny warm day of bringing people together to Celebrate 10 Years of children success stories and San Miguel Schools.

Again, thank you we are so proud of you kind heart and donations of time and resources.

Dan Herzog

Save the date – Sponsorship 9/10/13 Golf outing !


We are looking forward to seeing you on the course again this year. We have made great memories together over the years golfing together  for a purpose, to feed those who are less fortunate.

This year’s theme is  Pay it forward  “Make a Difference in Someone’s Life”.

Join us in remembering those who are hungry in the Chicagoland area. For more information, email  Dan Herzog or John Opsahl  at

Please return to “sign-up” in early June when our online registration page will be made available.

Corporate and Individual  sponsorship is now available!

Packages are as follow;

Corporate Sponsorship

GOLD-  $1,100.00 ( Foursome and Hole Sign)

SILVER – $820.00  (Twosome and Hole Sign)

Individual Packages

GOLD- $700.00 (Foursome)

SILVER- $ 370.00 (Twosome)

SINGLE- $195.00

DINNER ONLY  -$25.00

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

DINNER SPONSOR – $2,500 (Limit 1 *)

CART SPONSOR – $1,500 (Limit 1 *)

LUNCH SPONSOR- $1,000 (Limit 1 *)




Note:  PayPal is available for an added convenience. Please be aware that there is a service fee to Food For Friends for processing payments using PayPal. If you are able to pay via Check, this will help minimize our operating costs, allowing more of  your generous gifts to be used for those in need.

For immediate Release 3-4-2012 Fun with Friends Volunteer Appreciation Night declared success!

Food For Friends held their “Fun With Friends Volunteer Appreciation Night” last Thursday 3-1-2012 at Strike 10 Lanes in Elk Grove.  “The event was a huge success” says Dan Herzog president of Food For Friends.  “We were pleasantly surprised with a large turnout of volunteers, including families of all ages.  The crowd was estimated at more than 175 people who all had a wonderful time.  The board of Directors Food For Friends also invited and served some single moms and their children from one of our partners”.  The night included two bands, the Rachel McKenzie Band and the Praire Surfers, both bands had great reviews and comments!.. The food was provided by Lee and Eddies Catering of Woodale.  We thank all those who serve and donate resources to Food For Friends to feed the needy and less fortunate in Chicago.  The next serving opportunity is Easter Dinners on April 7th 2012.  We also have immediate serving opportunities to take single moms shopping for food.

Please contact info@foodforfriends if your interested in serving

For more photos  please look in the Photo Gallery  Tab

Message From the President 4/28/12-click here


Welcome to our new FOOD FOR FRIENDS website, we are glad you stopped in!  Please feel free and we encourage you to leave comments and suggestions for consideration of improving the site.

SUMMERS COMING, are you ready for some outdoor activitys?  Please be watching for some serving opportunities with our partners, we should be having brunch graduations with FELLOWSHIP HOUSING Moms in May and a Summer BBQ at the SAN MIGUEL Gary Comer Campus on the west side of Chicago. 

 We hope you will come and serve with FOOD FOR FRIENDS and consider helping us stamp out hungar by volunteering and feeding those who are less fortunate than yourselves. 

Have a blessed day, and thanks for connecting with us.

Daniel L. Herzog


San Miguel Christmas Lunch 12/17/2011 Chicago Volunteers-read more…

Volunteers from all over Chicago came together with SANTA CLAUS on 12/17/2011 and served a warm meal to 6, 7th and 8 grade children who attend San Miguel and their families at San Miguel School Chicago.  “The event was a first time and very heart warming fun day for everyone!” says president of Food For Friends Dan Herzog.   “We did not know what to expect or how many families would come, but we served warm food to well over 100 men, women and children.  Food For Friends had more that 35 volunteers from around the Chicago area come to this first time event!”  The school children also received gifts from santa and school supplies to start the new year.

For more information how you can help please click on the CONTACT button of the Food For Friends Website.

Feeding the Hungry-11/23/2011 at Pacific Garden Misison Chicago-read more..

A young college volunteer is all smiles as she prepares plates of warm Thanksgiving food at the PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION Wednesday evening 11/23/2011 in Chicago.  Food For Friends served more that 1000 meals to men, women and children at the Mission from 4:00 p.m. unitl 7:00 p.m..  More that 80 volunteers came from all around the Chicago are to this serving event, says one new volunteer ” God is great, this is so wonderful that Food For Friends does this serving every year, we will be here again next year!”.  For more information how you can help please click on the contact us tab of this website.

Volunteer Smiles-San Miguel Shcool Chicago 12/17/2011-read more

Christmas with our new friends

We had a great time serving over 150 guests in the San Miguel Community on 12/17/2011 including a visit from Santa Claus.  Here you see the volunteers ready to serve the warm Christmas lunch including ham, spicy beans, warm rolls, deserts and mixed vegetables.  “All the children are so excited and even Santa came to see the little ones” said Christina Chacon, Executive Board Member of Food For Friends.  ” We are very blessed to be invited to come to the city with more than 35 volunteers and spend this time with these families” said Bob Bartilotta, also Executive Board member.    Food For Friends provides hands on opportunities to serve the poor who are humgry in Chicago.

For more information how you can help please click on CONTACT US on this website.

PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION Thanksgiving 11/23/2011-read more

More than 80 volunteers gather at the end of several hours of serving warm meals to more than 1000 homeless people staying at the Pacific Garden Mission on Wednesday 11/23/211.  The menu was traditional Thanksgivng fare including turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, apple and pumpkin pies.  Food For Friends roots started serving thanksgiving meals in 1994 at the Harold Washington College before coming to the mission in 2003 and has served warm meals every Thanksgiving Eve at Pacific Garden Mission for eight consecutive years.

For more information how you can help Food For Friends fight hunger, please click on the CONTACT US button of this website.

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