Sharing Food With Friends
Sharing Food With Friends at the 530 Fullerton Foundation
9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, July 18th, 2015
530 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL (enter by the red door off the back side of the parking lot)
The work of the 530 Fullerton Foundation began during the Chicago Democratic National Convention in 1968, when the Episcopal Church of Our Savior on Fullerton at Clark opened its doors to shelter students displaced by riots in nearby Lincoln Park.
Since that time, a number of neighborhood volunteers and parishioners from the church have organized programs to serve at-risk populations in the Lincoln Park community. Our Food for Friends (FFF) program is now 40-odd years old, begun as a single weekly meal provided from food given by a nearby restaurant, it has grown to three hot meals (Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) and, in the summer months, bag lunches on these same days. In addition to shelter (doors open at 10:30 with coffee and tea available) for the noon meal, FFF offers warm clothes, toiletries, navigators to health care, information on other resources for the homeless, and foot care. Currently, we feed slightly more than 11,000 guests each year. We work with the Lincoln Park Shelter, the local CPD Task Force on the Homeless, and, in the planning stage, is a program of hot meals for elderly folks in the neighborhood working with Lincoln Park Village. In 2012, all of the Food for Friends’ programs were consolidated under a newly-established 501(c)(3) organization (The 530 Fullerton Foundation) in order to better coordinate operations.
Twelve volunteers are needed. Duties are to prepare a bag lunch for Lincoln Park homeless community. This is a great opportunity to share and extend goodwill to our communities. For questions or additional information, please contact Paula Baker.