Available Meal Dates in 2019:

  • If you are interested in hosting a meal in 2019, please email out coordinator, Sandy Hasse at

"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.

Name *
Phone *
Location Address
Location Address

Common Host Questions

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  • 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

Optional Items:

  • 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. 


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

3:30 PM

  • 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

5:00-7:00 PM

  • Greet and meet the guests

  • Serve food

  • Bus tables

  • Replenish food as needed

7:00-8:00 PM

  • General clean-up

  • Load equipment into The Community Meal's vehicles