Fair Oaks Presbyterian
744 Fair Oaks Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
You are asked to provide dinner onsite at the shelter for up to 15 guests and whoever in your group wants to eat too. Guests will help to prepare dinner and help clean up alongside the meal providers. Dinner will be served family style. Housing Forward brings their own plates, cups, and utensils. Food should arrive at between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Some dinner ideas include: spaghetti and meatballs, casseroles, lasagna, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, hamburgers and hot dogs, stews, shepherd's pie, baked chicken. Add a side salad or vegetable with a dessert of cookies/brownies/ice cream and you are set! Drinks of milk, juice, iced tea and water are great too. Remember it is 15 people plus whoever is eating from your group. You can cook at the church or prepare it at home and then bring it to the church.
Breakfast providers are responsible for the purchase of a week's worth supply of breakfast food for up to 15 guests. (Week 1 Provider) will drop off items on Tuesday, May 28th. (Week 2 Provider) will drop off items on Monday, June 3rd. Please drop off supplies to the shelter location between 6:30pm - 8:30pm, when PADS staff will be there to let you in and show you where the food is stored.
Example Breakfast Supplies to Purchase:
***4 boxes of cereal – 4 gallons of milk – 3 gallons of juice – 5 dozen eggs - breakfast meats - 3 loaves of bread – yogurt – jam/butter, as needed.
Lunch providers are responsible for the purchase of a week's worth supply of lunch food for up to 15 guests. (Week 1 Provider) will drop off items on Monday, May 28th. (Week 2 Provider) will drop off items on Monday, June 3rd. Please drop off supplies to the shelter location between 6:30pm - 8:30pm, when PADS staff will be there to let you in and show you where the food is stored.
Example Lunch Supplies to Purchase:
***5 loaves of bread – peanut butter (large container) – jelly (large container) – 5 to 6 lbs of lunch meat – cheese (optional) Mayonnaise – drinks ( soda, water, or juice boxes) - snacks (chips, cookies, granola bars) and soft fruit. All drink and snacks should be individually packaged. We also ask that lunch providers bring plastic sandwich bags and paper lunch bags. The guests will use these for taking their lunches with them the following morning.
If you have questions, please contact Enid Johnson, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, at [email protected] or 708.338.1724 ext. 220. Thank you sincerely for your generosity.