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April News & Thanks

Spring has finally arrived! And with it, our spring campaign.

If you haven’t had the chance to donate head on over here:

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If you donate by April 18th your gift will be doubled! Check the progress of the campaign and donate NOW!

 

Monthly Stats March

~ Thank You’s ~

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The freshman class at Von Steuben held a food drive as a part of their Service Learning Project. More than 500 student delivered an estimated ONE TON of shelf stable food to our North Park location in March. They also raised $843!!! Thank you for helping feed those in need in your community!

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Thanks to our awesome sponsors for Jam for Bread! Check out the event details here:

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Pet food drive 2017 poster

Animal Medical Center of Chicago, North Center Animal Hospital, and Integrative Pet Care teamed up for a friendly competition in March to raise food for the Friendship Center Pet Food Pantry program. More than seven tons of food was collected!!! Thanks to the generosity of these clinics and donors other programs for pets in need will benefit from the surplus. Check out photos HERE.

Community Christian Church volunteer group

Community Christian Church Lincoln Square and their visiting high schoolers from First Christian Church in Springfield, OH helped stock, sort, clean, and prepare our Lincoln Square location for a Thursday distribution.

~ News ~

Jam for Bread 2017

Jam for Bread 2017 is only six weeks away!

Square Roots 2017

Sign up to volunteer at Square Roots and you help The Friendship Center earn a grant. PLUS, you get access to the 3-day festival, a Square Roots t-shirt, and some tickets for food and beverage. Click above to access the form. Shifts will fill up QUICK so grab yours now!

Sept is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month! The Hunger Walk will coincide this year. Date is TBA. Look for more info coming soon on ways to get involved and take action against hunger in your community.

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