The following recap was sent in by Ken Rasbid, MFP Campus Leader, The Chapel Lake Zurich and Board of Directors, Food For Friends.
On Saturday March 9, 2019 Food For Friends sponsored a light breakfast and beverages to be served at one of our Mobile Food Pantry serving events, hosted by The Chapel Church of Lake Zurich, IL, and supported by numerous Food For Friends volunteers.
Guests were invited into the auditorium to enjoy their light snack, along with the fellowship of 75 joy-filled volunteers, who made the day special through their enthusiasm and care for their neighbors. During this time, our volunteers invested time to connect with the guests, and with each other in hopes of building a stronger support network.
Once the truck arrived, guests were partnered with a leader to take their shopping cart around the Northern IL Food Bank truck and select their preferred groceries. In all, 172 families received approximately 7,000 meals worth of food to help support the household size of 496. Of those, there were 215 children supported.
Through our support of these Mobile Food Pantries, Food For Friends helps families take the money they would have spent on groceries and use it to pay other bills, like clothing, housing costs or utilities. Volunteers left that day knowing they had helped to make a huge impact on the lives of others by providing more than just food.
Food For Friends is thankful for the support and partnership with The Chapel of Lake Zurich and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We continue to build on our relationship in finding new ways to bring hope and light into people’s lives through time spent in providing food to those in need.
Board Member, Food For Friends