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April 26, 2018 Meal - Sign Up to Volunteer

  • Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
  • Address: 200 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine
  • Time: 5-7 pm

May 2, 2018 Meal - Sign Up to Volunteer

  • Location: Messiah Lutheran Church
  • Address: 25225 W. Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

May 9, 2018 Meal - Sign Up to Volunteer

  • Location: American Legion Hall
  • Address: 515 S. Main Street, Wauconda
  • Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

May 17, 2018 Meal - Sign Up to Volunteer

  • Location: Community Church of Barrington
  • Address: 407 South Grove Avenue, Barrington
  • Time: 5-7 pm
"Significance doesn't come from status, wealth or great feats. It comes from service." 



The Community Meal is open to anyone who loves to cook and has a heart for serving others.

Servers are called a few days before a scheduled meal.  They are asked to prepare a side dish (vegetable, rice, mac & cheese) or an accompanyment (garlic bread, corn bread, dinner rolls) for 100-150 guests.  Then deliver the dish between 3:30-4:30pm on the night of the meal to the host site.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to cook & deliver a side dish or accompanyment, please contact Sandy Hasse at (847) 525-8004 or email her - click here.

Community Meal Cook Tips:

  • Remember food doesn't have to be homemade.  Food from a store can be a blessing to our evening!
  • Desserts and breads are the most common accompanyment to the meal because they're the easiest to bake/purchase and travel well.
  • Many guests prefer familiar food rather than fancy food.
  • Always provide containers (i.e. aluminum pans) that don't need to be returned.

Do you love to cook and have a heart for serving others?

We need you!  Contact Sandy Hasse at 847-525-8004 or email sandyahasse@gmail.com