Saint Stephen Lutheran Church has committed, on an ongoing basis, to provide volunteers to help fill food orders at Antioch's Open Arms Mission on the fourth Thursday of every month... this month our shift falls on Jan 23rd from 4:30pm til 6:30pm.
Though we have a core group of "dedicated regulars", it is ALWAYS a good time to "just show up" and help (or get partnered for training if you haven't done so yet). The bulk of the work is "going shopping" through the shelves of the Pantry, and fulfilling a list of requested items. Once delivered to a client, you get a new list and go shopping again! The main physical qualification is being able to periodically lift boxes of up to 30 lbs, which is basically the loading of completed food orders into the vehicles of the Food Pantry clients.
If you would like to participate in this very worthwhile community outreach, you can contact the church office, Dick Schlake, or Dennis Friedle... or just show up on Thursday!
Open Arms Mission
1548 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Park at Johnny's Chophouse, to the north of the Mission. This frees the limited parking at the Mission for Food Pantry clients, some of which have physical challenges and/or mobility issues.