On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Food For Friends partnered with the Life Bridge Community Church in Wauconda for a Mobile Food Pantry to serve the community at large. It was a really great day of helping the Wauconda community, where 152 families were cared for and supplied supplemental food for their needs.
This event was held right at the end of a cold weather period where temperatures stayed below freezing for 16 days straight. Despite the cold temperatures, over 30 volunteers from Life Bridge Church & Cristo Es La Roca teamed up to unpack, repack and redistribute a week’s worth of groceries to their neighbors and students.
The event was held as a drive-through and all the safety precautions were taken for both our volunteers and the families we were serving. It was especially evident in their smiles and enthusiasm that there was empowerment in making a difference and stepping into a gap they know exists for their neighborhoods. Plenty of smiles, warm words and love was exchanged through masks as hope positively marked the day.
Life Bridge Community Church is located at 700 W. Liberty st, Wauconda, ill 60084. If you would like to learn more about Life Bridge Community Church, check out their website and/or their Facebook page.