Through the generosity of The Farm, owned and operated by the Smits family (open every year July through October and located on Gary Avenue just south of St. Charles Road), we will be able to continue serving the needs of our neediest families by providing fresh vegetables to them on a weekly basis during the late summer and fall. Originally, we served 10-20 people, but we now serve 50 people or more each week during the season.
We have forged a strong connection with our "clients" as many people have been served for several years. We are now challenging ourselves to reach out to further incorporate each individual and family into the fuller life of the Church. Though a language barrier does exist, a few of our members can communicate directly with individuals who speak little or no English.
Special thanks to Paul Cotton of Joe Cotton Ford of Carol Stream, who has faithfully donated the use of a van for our weekly pickups at The Farm.
For more information on how you can join this meaningful ministry contact the Vegetable Ministry Coordinator.