The final tally for the ten week period was 1,090 boxed meals served. Additionally, more than 65 meals were either prepared by volunteers or provided from the sharing table when the boxed meals ran out.
Thanks to our Partners and Volunteers!
This year’s program ran from June 6 through August 12, for a total of 49 days. Volunteer organizations consisted of Heritage Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew Methodist Church, Fellowship Church of Carol Stream, Carol Stream Woman’s Club, Village of Carol Stream, Carol Stream Library and Carol Stream Park District. The program would not have occurred without the assistance of Carol Stream School District 93 and District Superintendent Bill Shields, providing needed facilities, equipment and staff.
Also, the Carol Stream Rotary made a most generous $1,000 donation to the program. This enabled us to provide 40 $25 ALDI gift certificates to participating families on the final day of the program.
A special acknowledgement of our appreciation goes out to Carol Stream Elementary School Principal Geri Serwach. During week #6 of the program, Geri led a bicycle caravan from the Quail Run Apartment complex. Her efforts led to the school district providing daily bus service the following week. As a result, the average daily meals served rose from 14 to 33! Thank you, Geri!