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2023 Year-End-Message

Dear Friends,

As we approach year end 2023, we want to say THANK YOU!  Our hearts of gratitude and thanks go out to all of you who serve, give, and supported Food For Friends to make a difference in peoples lives. Through numerous serving events, we celebrated a successful year of compassion for people from all backgrounds as well as helping families who were struggling with food insecurity.    


From BLUE BAG events to our sit-down meals, we encouraged fellowship with each other and provided community by connecting volunteers with guests as we shared a bag of food or meal together.  Feeding people was part of Jesus’ ministry.  That ties into our Food For Friends ministry and part of our Mission Statement ”Food for Friends is Chicago based Christian Ministry that offers hands on opportunities to provide food and reach the souls of those in need”.

Food For Friends is all about helping people by providing an opportunity to experience and share community with people who need help, something we are not always intentional about doing. In the bible, we find this verse 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Jesus was our model, he demonstrated encouragement, hope and love to the poor, the widow, the children and the tax collector. 

Our Food For Friends Board of Directors want to thank all the people who volunteered and made generous financial donations in 2023. Our volunteers and leaders continued to Connect and Give Hope to people in need all over our city and suburbs.      

Friends, please consider a donation gift today and in doing so you’ll help us serve more people in 2024 with your generous hearts.  Remember, to make a year-end financial gift to Food For Friends, it must be postmarked by December 31, 2023.  Or you can donate right now!  Just go to our Website and click on the donate button on the top right corner of webpage.

The entire team of Food For Friends leaders are so grateful to you for the generosity and gifts you continue to provide to fulfill our mission.  With your support of serving and donations, we will continue to accomplish great things in 2024.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,



Interested in joining our team?  Contact

Areas of growth for 2024 include the following.

  • Development of new event leaders

  • New partnerships/business relationship development for events

  • Ministry infrastructure, social media & website, events



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