A House Full of Friendship and Goodwill




Our Community

Learning together and feeding our community

Our Sponsors

— Executive Chef Sponsors

— Sous Chef Sponsors

— Commis Chef Sponsors

Let's Run Hunger Out of Lake County

June 1, 2024

Virtual or In-Person

A special thanks to our sponsors!

Come Swing, Smash, and Serve for a Great Cause!

February 3, 2024

5:00pm - 9:00pm

LifeSport Athletic Club, Lincolnshire

Who We Are

In 2010, with the help of her family, Maribeth Roberti purchased a vacant house in Waukegan. The Roberti Community House (RCH) opened its doors to the community in late 2011. The Mission of the RCH is to nourish, educate and empower community members so that they can acknowledge, appreciate and actualize their individual strengths and talents.

While a volunteer at the Holy Family Food Pantry, Maribeth Roberti recognized the need for sufficient space where all members of the community could come together to share their stories, support one another, and learn together.

In 2010 she purchased a run-down former gang house that was in foreclosure – renovated it with help and donations from a myriad of generous supporters – and thus brought life to RCH – a safe and welcoming haven for neighbors of all ages.

Roberti Community House (RCH) has become a key gathering place for those residing in a distressed neighborhood of Waukegan.

What We Do


— Health and Wellness

Our goal is to eliminate food inequality by providing nutritionally balanced meals to community members in need.


— Education

Providing programs, identified by the community, where neighbors of all ages can support and learn from one another as well as develop and utilize their skills.


— Community Support

We have a welcoming space where neighbors of all ages can feel safe, are able to talk about problems, share concerns, and feel supported by each other, bring awareness to needs, problem solve together, and share concerns. 

Impact Stories

Aidan volunteered his time!

Aidan felt a great bond volunteering at RCH.

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We saw a big change in Martha!

The pandemic was making Martha feel lonely.

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Our Partners

Chicago Botanic Garden
Classic Toyota Kia
Gorter Family Foundation
Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park
Help Them To Hope
Holy Family Food Pantry
House of Peace
Illinois State Treasurer Charitable Trust
Imperfect Foods
Kohls Children's Museum
Lake County Community Foundation
Lake County Health Department
Liberty Prairie Foundation
Lincolnshire Garden Club
Most Blessed Trinity Parish
Peoples Gas Community Fund
Project 22:9
St. Patrick Church
United Way of Lake County
YouthBuild Lake County