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The Call to Serve
January 29, 2019

The St. Sabina Parish Food Drive, I:
The Call to Serve

Written by: Julia Smolucha

By Roger Winship

When the call for help is received by each of us at Kenilworth Union Church we respond generously as people of faith. Giving is a very personal experience and while I cannot speak for each of you, let me share why I believe we are so moved toward generosity. It begins with John 3:16, God so loved the world he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. As incredible as this sacrifice is, the simplicity and beauty of God‘s magnificent love for us is completely overwhelming; because God loves us so much he gave! By instinctively embracing this love we as Christians eagerly seek ways in which we can live out the love of God throughout our daily lives.

One way we can live God’s love is by supporting the upcoming food drive benefitting St. Sabina Parish. We have a great opportunity to come together in helping to make a difference in the lives of many. Through a collaborative effort with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Sabina reaches out to 2,000 people monthly; over 35,000 people a year; and throughout the Lake and Cook County region, 250,000 people come to them seeking support in fulfilling their food needs and clothing requirements.

The parish is progressing to be a “Full Choice Pantry” focused on teaching nutrition, making good choices, and guiding food preparation; one-third of guests are homeless, another third are young families with single mothers, and another third is senior citizens.

The drive runs from Sunday, February 3–24 and you may view the preferred food donation items here.