HOST A MEAL
Available Meal Dates in 2018:
- If you are interested in hosting a meal in 2018, please email out coordinator, Sandy Hasse at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."
- Hebrews 13:2
Schedule Your Date
Fill out the form below. You will be contacted by our coordinator, Sandy Hasse, to confirm your date.
Common Host Questions
INTERESTED IN hosting a meal?
WHAT OTHER LOCATIONS HAVE HOSTED A MEAL?
- Barrington Park District
- Barrington United Methodist Church
- Cary United Methodist Church
- Community Church of Barrington
- First Church of Christ, Scientist (Hosted at Greencastle Manor)
- Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
- Lutheran Church of the Atonement
- Presbyterian Church of Barrington
- St. Anne's Catholic Church
- St. Matthew Lutheran Church
- St. Michael's Episcopal Church
- St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church (Palatine)
- St. Paul United Church of Christ
- Salem United Methodist Church
- SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Cary)
What does the host location need to supply for The Community Meal?*
The host location will supply (for 100-150 people):
- Table and chairs
- Volunteers (approximately 6)
- Paper goods (forks, knives, plates, napkins, cups)
- Salad and salad dressing
- Working kitchen
- Miscellaneous kitchen supplies as needed
- Beverages (coffee, water, lemonade, milk - pick two)
- Desserts of your choice, preferably finger desserts
- Protein (meatballs, sausage, etc.)
- Extra vegetables and croutons for salad
- Other condiments (butter or margarine, Parmesan cheese)
To help organize your meal, download The Community Meal Food Assignment Sheet.
*Please note The Community Meal may be able to provide/assist with food donations.
WHAT DOES THE COMMUNITY MEAL SUPPLY?
The Community Meal will supply (for 100-150 people):
- Event advertising (digital flyers, e-mail, online postings, social media postings, location signage, etc.)
- Provide sponsor donations:
- Jimmy John's bread donation
- Einstein Bagels donation
- Other sponsor donations
- Pasta and sauce
- Warming equipment and miscellaneous kitchen utensils as needed
- Two Community Meal coordinators and additional volunteers upon request
What is a typical schedule for the day of the meal?
Day of Meal Schedule
- Prep food
- Set up dessert, salad and beverage tables
- Set up greeter table/area – name tags, markers
- Set up dinner tables (seating for at least 100 people)
- Cut up Jimmy John’s bread and place in baskets
- Make beverages (i.e. lemonade, iced tea, water or coffee)
- Set up desserts from bakers
- Greet and meet the guests
- Serve food
- Bus tables
- Replenish food as needed
- General clean-up
- Load equipment into The Community Meal's vehicles