Take the Ten Year Challenge
Roberti Community House is celebrating our ten year anniversary! A huge thank you to our community of supporters. We wouldn’t be here without you!
To help us celebrate ten years, try some of our Ten Year Challenges:
2. Write 10 notes of encouragement to put in kids’ lunch bags.
3. Invite 10 new people to follow us on FB and Instagram.
4. Share this newsletter with 10 friends and family members.
5. Give yourself 10 high fives for helping us serve the community!
6. Put together 10 meal kits for needy families.
7. Take 10 minutes to share an RCH memory (email to [email protected])
8. Spread the word about RCH and our services to 10 friends and neighbors.
9. Donate $10 to help us buy things on our wish list.
10. Volunteer your time to help us to keep going strong for the next 10 years!
Bringing Food to Those Who Need it Most
2021 started off with some great news – a new food rescue program to help us keep the community fed!
Food Rescue and Mobilization
Our Food Rescue and Mobilization program has expanded at an accelerated rate during the pandemic! It is now front and center in our mission to serve and impact our community. The scope of work, number of partners, amount of food rescued, and number of communities and families served continues to grow rapidly.
“This food really helps me to stretch my grocery budget each week,” says one happy recipient at our Lakeside Apartments food distribution site.
Kudos to RCP!
Graduates from the Roberti Culinary Program are hard at work in the kitchen! They are using rescued foods and produce to make nutrient-dense meals for food-insecure families. Grilled chicken, Italian sausage with peppers and roasted potatoes are just some of the mouth-watering meals they have prepared recently.
Community Clean Up
Come put your hands in the dirt!
Meet at RCH from 8:00am-12:00pm on one or all of the following days:
Tuesday, April 13
Thursday, April 22 – celebrate Earth Day with RCH!
Tuesday, May 4
Please let Pam, our Volunteer Coordinator, know if you are able to join us: [email protected]
What Roberti Community House Means to Me
By Monica Velez Tamayo, Director of Kidz Kollege Group Day Care Home
When the pandemic began, my husband and I made the decision to keep our day care center open. The families we serve are low-income, essential workers and our day care is a vital resource that allows parents to continue working to support their families. This year, our families were struggling with the fear and strain of being frontline workers along with the stress of trying to make ends meet on a limited budget.
Since January, Roberti Community House has provided weekly prepared meals to our families. This food support has been a lifeline for them. Receiving this food has made it possible for families to direct their limited resources to other basic needs.
I am grateful to Roberti Community House for making this possible.
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The Roberti Community House
919 8th Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085