Connect and Give Hope!

“For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.’” – Deuteronomy 15:11

Thank you for visiting our Food For Friends website, we hope you and your family are well and stay healthy.  Our mission is to Connect and Give Hope to those in need, and that Need is greater this year more than ever because of the pandemic.

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Food For Friends pivoted from our normal events and came up with new ways to serve those less fortunate.   To learn more about how our organization rose to the challenges of 2020, see the article 2020: Reflections of Connections and Hope .

Unfortunately, until all health risks have subsided, we will not be able to host and serve many of our traditional sit down meal events.  We are working with our partners to provide boxed single serve and family pack BLUE BAG meals in the community while keeping the CCD guidelines in place.  

Many of us know people who have lost jobs, businesses or even loved ones during this trial.  As this pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, Food For Friends is committed to our mission serving people in need no matter their race or ethnic background, men women or children all are welcome to come to the table and receive food.

Your HELP is Needed

Friends, we are in need of your direct help. We continue to adjust our Food For Friends serving events to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors, the poor or homeless. and needy families some who have lost jobs and have no income. 

There are two ways you can help right now.

1) Gifts of monetary donations will help us buy the food. On this website, look on the left side. There you will see a Donate button. You can use this method to donate to Food For Friends electronically. Or you can send a check to us via the address below: Food For Friends
P.O. Box 2423
Palatine, IL 60078-2423

2) We can use your leadership and volunteerism, If you have ideas you would like to explore with us, please contact us at

The health experts tell us COVID-19 pandemic will continue for a long time,  Food For Friends board of directors have worked hard and successfully created new ways of serving.  So please consider donating some monetary resources to Food For Friends and help provide basic food needs to people and families fallen on hard times.

Finally, I encourage you to all to please pray for the needy, and for FOOD FOR FRIENDS to Connect and Give Hope to the people who need help this year.

For more about Food For Friends, watch our video here and then  visit the “About” menu item on the top of this page.

We can’t solve all the problems that cause hunger, but we can all Connect, and  Give Hope!

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Dan Herzog
President, Food For Friends

“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in”  –  Matthew 25:35

Connect and Give Hope