Fun With Friends “a great family night out”!

  Food For Friends hosted its second annual FUN WITH FRIENDS family evening on Thursday 2-21-2013 at Strike 10! lanes Roselle.  Fun was had by all, and we wish to thank all the volunteers, families and friends who came and had a “gread family night out”!.  The food was provided by Lee and Eddies Catering of Woodale and was better that ever.  Bowling and Bands were the highlght of the evening.  Rachel McKenzie Bands started off the evening with lots of great music followed by the Praire Surfers who entertained the crowd to great top rock music!.  Thanks again for a successful evening to meet new friends and build community, we are looking forward to serving those who have less than us with you in 2013.

Dan Herzog- President FOOD FOR FRIENDS

H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving 2012

  Thanksgiving  is something special at HELPS, and that’s the way Angelo their pastor likes it. There is a true family atmosphere where volunteers and guests get a chance to break bread together, spend time getting acquainted and sharing the goodness of our Lord and Savior.

This year food for friends  and its wonderful volunteers has the opportunity to serve over 100 guests. For many of the volunteers it was the highlight of their year.

San Miguel Back of the Yards 2012

San MiguelThere is no greater gift then to be able to help those who are in need that are truly grateful.

This was our experience this year when we delivered 80 thanksgiving meals to San Miguel School at the back of the yards location.

You could just see the the excitement in the eyes of the families that were anxiously waiting for our truck to arrive.

Questions always remains…. Who was truly blessed that day? I say we all were !!!


Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving 2012

This Group Photo was taken of all volunteers who served at the Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving a warm dinner for the homeless and less fortunate held on 11-21-2012 Thanksgiving Eve. More than 80 Food For Friends volunteers came together, almost half of the volunteers were first time servers here. Together Food For Friends served over 1000 plates of Turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings to homeless children, women and children in Chicago. A warm heartfelt thanks for all the people who donate to Food For Friends to make this event and the other five meals possible this past November. Food For Friends also gave away hundreds of BLUE BAGS filled with complete Thanksgiving dinner including Frozen Turkeys to under-resourced families all around Chicago and suburbs. Without your generous donations this giving from the heart and spreading Gods love would simple not be possible. If not us, then who?

Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving 2012
Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving 2012

Horton Group Teams with Food For Friends

The November 14th, “Donate and Denim” day at Horton’s Orland Park and Chicago locations resulted in employees donating 50 full bags of Thanksgiving Dinner sides to accompany the 12 pound turkeys provided by Food For Friends.

On November 19th, Horton representatives (George Daly, Chief Operations Officer; Marie Bastick, Director of Quality Assurance; and Carol Hajek, Human Resources Generalist) passed the turkeys and meal bags to “Together We Cope” families in Tinley Park.

Together We Cope is located on Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park and serves a diverse group of individuals in the south suburbs of Chicago (Bremen, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Tinley Park). Its clients are provided food, clothing, and/or financial assistance for rent, mortgage and utility bill payments. Its doors are open five days a week and averages sixty clients a day.

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.

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