Feeding 50,000 and Celebrating Friendship, Service & Ability!

Dominican University in west suburban River Forest was the site of The Second Annual TVC Feed Our Community Day involving some 300+ volunteers, with and without disabilities, working together to create 50,000 shelf stable macaroni and cheese meals that were then donated to 5 local food pantries. Thanks to generous funding from Community Memorial Foundation, The Congregation of St. Joseph, Newman’s Own Foundation and ConAgra Foods, our Trinity Volunteers were able to take the lead among other adults with disabilities from like-minded organizations including L’Arche, Opportunity Knocks, Aspire, Community Support Services, Helping Hand and UCP Seguin in staffing a dozen production lines alongside Dominican University students and a variety of Old St. Pat’s and other facilitator volunteers. Many thanks to Bill Kanatas and Chris Coyne from FEED6 for the amazing logistics and to professional photographer Dan Pels for donating his services to help tell the story of a great day celebrating friendship, service, and ability!