2021 Serving Events

This page lists all our serving events for 2021. 

Upcoming events are displayed first.  Those events in the past are moved to the bottom of this page. 

If you have any questions about our events, please send us an email at  info@foodforfriends.org

Upcoming Events in 2021

 

May 8, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do: We will serve 100 grab ‘n go meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 3 volunteers.    Click here to sign up!
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!: May 16, 2020 Food Truck Event at Ewing Annex Hotel
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

May 15, 2021

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

  May 22, 2021

  

 May 31, 2021 – Monday

  • What: Memorial Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

 

June 5, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do: We will serve 100 grab ‘n go meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 3 volunteers.    Click here to sign up!
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!: Event Recap: June 27, 2020 Ewing Annex Hotel
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

  

June 19, 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!: Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church and Cristo es la Roca
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

July 4, 2021 – Sunday

  • What: Independence Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

 

 July 10, 2021

  • What: Ewing Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with: We will serve 100 grab ‘n go meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 3 volunteers.  Click here to sign up!

 

 July TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry, Lake Zurich, IL
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 35 volunteers.
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

 

 July TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at ChristChurch
  • Where: 480 Ring Dr. Vernon Hills, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we do at events like this one:  Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church and Cristo es la Roca
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

 August 7, 2021

 

 August TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:   August 22, 2020 Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church In Wauconda, IL
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

 Sept. 6, 2021 – Monday

  • What: Labor Day Lunch at H.E.L.P.S Ministry
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 50-70 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 5 volunteers
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

 

Sept. TBD, 2021

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers
    •   Sign up link will be available prior to event. 

September 14, 2021

  • What:  Food For Friends 18th Annual Golf Outing, Bartlett Hills, IL
  • Event:  Golf, Dinner, and Raffles
  • Shotgun Start:  10am
  • Read up on last years event!:  Event Recap: Annual Golf Outing – September 8, 2020
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

September 18, 2021

 

 October TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church and Cristo es la Roca
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

October TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at ChristChurch
  • Where: 480 Ring Dr. Vernon Hills, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we do at events like this:  Event Recap: November 2, 2019 Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

October TBD 2021

  • What: New Community Grab & Go Meal at Music Box Foundation      
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers.  Sign up link will be available prior to event. 
  • Read what we did last year!:   XXX
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

October 16, 2021

Nov. TBD, 2021

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers

          Sign up link will be available October

 Time: 9am-12pm

 

 November 2021 (date TBD – week before Thanksgiving)

  • Where:  Various company locations (up to 10 events).  Watch this space and on Facebook in November.  We will list locations and Host Companies.
  • FFF Volunteers:  To be determined.  Let us know if your company is interested in hosting an event!
  • Read what we did last year!:   To get a feel for what organizations and their volunteers do with these events, see the following article Blue Bag Event Recap: Bay State Milling Company
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

 November 2021

  • What:  Thanksgiving Meal Box Giveaways
  • Where:  TBD
  • What we need help with:  We will need volunteers to help us hand out around 500 Thanksgiving meal boxes
  • FFF Volunteers:   TBD

          Sign up link will be available October

  • Read what we did last year!:  For an example of what we did, see the following article:   San Miguel
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

November TBD 2021

  • What: Community Thanksgiving Meal at Music Box Foundation 
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers

          Sign up link will be available October

 

November 24, 2021 (TBD)

  • What:  Pacific Garden Mission Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Where:  Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with: We will provide up to 500-700 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  TBD

          Sign up link will be available October

November TBD

  • What: Elgin Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: TBD
  • What we need help with: We will provide 1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers

          Sign up link will be available October

 

November 25, 2021

  • What: H.E.L.P.S. Thanksgiving Dinner, St. Charles, IL
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 120 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 15 volunteers.
  • Time: Shift 1 – (Noon-4pm) & Shift 2 (1:30-5:30)

          Sign up link will be available October

 

 November 25, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Thanksgiving Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we need help with: We will provide 120 meals.  
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 4 volunteers.     Click here to sign up!
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Event Recap: Thanksgiving at the Ewing Annex Hotel
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

 November 25, 2021

  • Where:  West Cook YMCA Thanksgiving luncheon, Oak Park, IL
  • Where:   West Cook YMCA, 255 Marion St., Oak Park, IL.
  • What we need help with: We will provide 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  Need 10 volunteers

          Sign up link will be available in October

 

 December TBD 2021

  • What: Community Christmas Meal at Music Box Foundation      
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL
  • What we need help with:  We will serve 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 15 volunteers   Sign up link will be available October
  • Read what we did last year!:   Music Box Foundation Event – December 19, 2020
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

 

December TBD 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we will do:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we do at events like this:   August 22, 2020 Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church In Wauconda, IL
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

December TBD, 2021

  • What: Elgin Community Christmas Dinner, Elgin, IL
  • Where: TBD
  • What we need help with: We will serve up to 1000 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 20 volunteers

          Sign up link will be available October

 

 December 25, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we will do:  We will serve up to 120 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We will need 4 volunteers.   Click here to sign up!
  • Time:  10:30am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!:  Ewing Annex Hotel – December 19, 2020
  • Recap of this event:   Note: After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

Events Already Held in 2021

 

January 9, 2021

January 17, 2021

  • What: *New Blue Bag Event with HBInc for Homeless in Chicago, IL
  • Where: Tent Cities in Chicago, IL (17th and Canal & 51st and State)
  • What we did:  Pack and Distribute 100 meals to tent cities
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed
  • Recap of this event:   Recap: January 17, 2021 HBinc. for Homeless Blue Bag Event

January 23, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did: We will serve 100 grab ‘n go meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  At this time, no volunteers are needed.
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12pm
  • Recap of this event:  Recap: January 23, 2021 Ewing Annex Hotel

February 13, 2021

February 20, 2021

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we did::  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had two FFF volunteers
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Recap of this event:  Event Recap: February 20, 2021 at Life Bridge Community Church

March 13, 2021

March 13, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did: We will serve 100 grab ‘n go meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 2 volunteers
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Read what we did:   Event Recap: March 13, 2020 Ewing Annex Hotel

March 20, 2021

 March 20, 2021

  • What: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church, Lake Zurich
  • Where: The Chapel, 330 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL
  • What we need help with:  Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution
  • FFF Volunteers:  We need 20 volunteers.   Sign up!  Go here. 
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Read what we did last year!: Event Recap: Mobile Food Pantry at The Chapel Church of Lake Zurich – March 9, 2019
  • Recap of this event:  After the event, a link to the recap article to be posted here

April 3, 2021

  • What: Ewing Annex Hotel Luncheon, Chicago, IL
  • Where: Annex Hotel, 430 South Clark, Chicago Loop.
  • What we did: We served 100 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 4 volunteers. 
  • Time: 10:30am – 12pm
  • Read what we did!:  Event Recap: Easter Meal At The Ewing Annex Hotel

April 3, 2021

  • What:  Easter Blue Bag Event at San Miguel Social Center 
  • Where: 1954 W 48th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • What we did:  Distribute 400 Blue Bags to various communities
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 14 volunteers
  • Read what we did for this event:  Event Recap: 400 Blue Bags For Easter

April 3, 2021

  • What: Easter Dinner at H.E.L.P.S Ministry        
  • Where: HELPS Ministry 6N571 Tuscola Avenue in St. Charles, IL.
  • What we did:  We served 105 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 15 volunteers
  • Recap of this event:  Event Recap: April 3, 2021 Easter Meal At H.E.L.P.S.

April 3, 2021

  • What:  Community Easter event for the Austin community in Chicago
  • Where: Clark Park.
  • What we did:  Distributed 126 frozen chickens and Blue Bags with food for an Easter dinner.  Gave the children an Easter Basket and provided an Easter Egg hunt.
  • We had 15 volunteers
  • Recap of this event:  Event Recap: April 3, 2021 Austin Community Easter Event

April 4, 2021

  • What: Community Easter Grab & Go Meals at Music Box Foundation 
  • Where: 6843 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL
  • What we did:  We distributed 200 meals
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had 15 volunteers
  • Recap of this event: Event Recap: 2021-04-04 Music Box Foundation

April 17, 2020

  • What: “Food For Friends” Mobile Food Pantry at Life Bridge Community Church
  • Where: 700 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL
  • What we did:  165 total families served a weeks’ worth of groceries via Drive-thru Food Truck Distribution.
  • FFF Volunteers:  We had five volunteers
  • Time: 9:am-12pm
  • Read what we did:  Event Recap: 4/17/2021 Mobile Food Pantry at LifeBridge Church

April 17, 2020

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