“Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me: to break unjust fetters, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break all yokes? Is it not sharing your food with the hungry, and sheltering the homeless poor; if you see someone lacking clothes, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own kin? Then your light will blaze out like the dawn and your wound be quickly healed over. Saving justice will go ahead of you and Yahweh’s glory will come behind you.” Is 58:6-8
Our Apartment Residents have been very busy working with Cindy DeLuca, the Volunteer Coordinator, preparing sandwiches and other food for those in need. Every Wednesday afternoon, they gather together to make sandwiches to take to Journeys, The Road Home which is a non-profit agency that provides both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County.
Our Residents have also helped make dinners for St. Colette Parish (Rolling Meadows) summer P.A.D.S. Emergency Shelter Program, which provides hospitality, food and overnight emergency shelter to the homeless. One Resident prepared an entire spaghetti and meatballs dinner for 20 people! Several other Residents helped make all the trimmings for a turkey dinner, while the turkey was cooking in the Activity Room kitchen!
Our Residents also helped make “lefse”, which is Norwegian bread that looks like a tortilla. Norwegians put butter and sugar on it, wrap it, and cut it into pieces using scissors. The lefse will be used for the Scandinavian themed August “Summer Supper; Community Meal” at St. Theresa Parish in Palatine. Making lefse takes practice, and usually, the dough is rolled out using a special rolling pin on a special round cloth covered board, using a special lefse turner, and fried in a special round lefse grill!!
Wow! We didn’t use any of the special, not to mention, expensive, lefse “equipment”, but still managed to make pretty good looking lefse! When we were finished, everyone was ready for a nap!!
Thank you to all the Apartment Residents that are so willing to help those in need every week!