What: Free Community Meal
When: Every Wednesday. 5pm – 7pm
Where: Feed’em Soup Head Quarters, 122 South First Street, Dekalb IL 60115 (See map below)
Our menu changes from meal to meal but is almost always centered on a hearty, filling soup. Some of our recent favorites are Cream of Potato with Ham and Bacon, Chicken and Dumpling, Chili, and Minestrone. A main dish other than soup is often served and several sides are always available and range from things like Roasted Butternut Squash and Macaroni and Cheese to fruit salads and side salads with homemade croutons.
Everyone is welcome to attend our meals completely free of charge. There is a small donation basket placed at each table with a sign that reads “Small donations to cover the cost of food are welcomed but never required.” We encourage potential voluneers and members of the community to attend our meals to get to know us better as well as those in need. Those able to cover the cost of food are welcomed to do so, however NO ONE is EVER asked to pay for any of our services. We would love to meet you at one of our meals!
Our Food Pantry.
We stock a small food pantry at each meal available for our guests. We collect non-perishable food from our community and let guests assemble take home bags full of left overs from the meal as well as canned and boxed food to help them get through the weeks between meals.
Our pantry is also often stocked with soap, shampoo, tooth paste and other health and beauty items.
Our Clothing Closet:
We also supply a Clothing Closet free of charge to our guests. We stock warm winter coats, gloves, hats, shoes and any other clothing item. These items are available to our guests. Our most demanded items are blankets and warm clothing for the winter months. In 2010 we provided our community with over 60 winter coats.
Our Childrens Program
Led by Dawn Marx, our kids program gives our guests children something to do once they are done eating. With an emphasis on literacy, Dawn focuses on a story or book in addition to a game, craft or science experiment to give the kids something fun, yet educational to do while their parents have a chance to socialize with our other guests.