Please check in with each individual organization to see when volunteering can resume

Lazarus House Drop-Off Meal Service Program

Providing Hot Meals to the men, women, and children who reside at Lazarus House Homeless Shelter. If you are able to help, please check the SignUp Genius link to see our needs for dates – twice monthly.   

You will get an e-mail including important information regarding the program. The nearby Communities and We, in the Service Ministry, really appreciate your help!

Please Contact Celeste Marc at 630-660-9925 or

Location: Lazarus House: 214 Walnut St, St. Charles, IL 60174

Bickford Senior Residence Update

A happy day at the Bickford Senior Residence! On Holy Saturday, 2021, the St. Pat’s volunteers were able to have their first in-person Bingo there in over 14 months. It was unclear exactly who was happier, them to see us or us to see them. We will be slowly and cautiously reintroducing activities there. We held a flower arranging class with 16 residents who made flower arrangements to take to their rooms.

Follow The Bickford St. Charles: If you would like to entertain at Bickford or would like more info. on any volunteer activities, Contact Pat: (email preferred) or 630-513-1857.

Bickford Senior Living is located at: 2875 Campton Hills Rd, St. Charles, 60175.

Dear Volunteers, We have prayerfully decided to cancel our monthly St. Pat’s sponsored shift at NIFB. Due to the pandemic and it’s effect on older people (many of us), we feel that this is the wisest course.

Those of you who still want to volunteer can do so as an individual on their website or by calling 630-443-6916. Hopefully when we have a vaccine or better treatments we can start back up again since we recognize NIFB as a very worthy mission especially at this time.
Please call Susan with any questions 630-988-2440. Stay safe and stay well.

Location: 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134
HoursOpen ⋅ Closes 5PM    Phone(630) 443-6910

The Elgin Soup Kitchen helps serve a hot delicious meal to the hungry, along with other area churches during the year. YOUR Family’s HELP will make a difference when we are able to resume safely at a later date.

Serving Dinner & Clean Up. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Approx. 12 servers needed.

  • The Cooks and Kitchen volunteers should arrive about 3:00 pm. We will prepare the food and get everything ready to give to the servers. Then clean-up of the dishes and pans.  Everything should be finished by 7:30.
    • Included with Kitchen Crew is  the Diswashers will arrive and using the dishwasher, clean the plates, flatware, etc needed to serve the guests.

Check out our Sign-up genius page, or Or you can call Deacon Dave Stowell at 630-401-7212 or email him:

Elgin Soup Kitchen Location: Church of the Brethren, 783 Highland Avenue, Elgin 60123

Loaves & Fishes Community Dinner

Please help us Serve Those In Need!  

LOAVES & FISHES DINNER! Mondays, FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM.   We Need Volunteers & Donations! On the 3rd Monday monthly…check as often as you like to sign up!

Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius Link

to see where we need help, and/or the option to donate items and food. Held at St. Patrick’s Downtown Church in the lower level Fr. Carse Center at 107 N. 4th Street, St. Charles, 60174.

Thank You to all who contributed, donated or volunteered! With Your donations we were able to FILL Our Pantry & serve over 500 lunches last summer! 

This Program provided free lunches to those in need over the 2019 summer months when school is not in session. Many students receive a free or reduced lunch during the school year; however, when school is not in session these lunches are not available.  Please contact Megan Glenn at 630-913-7933 with questions or concerns. Thank you!!

Thanks to Everyone who donated Neckties, we currently have almost 450 ties! Still have Neckties to Donate? You can leave them in the Usher’s Room at the Crane Rd. Church with ‘Pat Reding’ on the bag and they’ll be picked up.