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Community Meals

Trinity is involved in regular, recurring ministries to the disadvantaged, including:

Join in the fun as a group from Trinity heads to Waukegan to serve and prepare a delicious meal to our neighbors in need. Several times a year we take our turn at Christ Church, Waukegan and have a great time cooking and serving together. The more the merrier - so come along! The group leaves Trinity at 11:30 a.m. (after the 10:00 a.m. worship service.)

Want to support the cause but can't attend? You can help by preparing a dessert and bringing it to church that day - check the Event Calendar or call the church office at 847-432-6653 for the schedule.

Please consider volunteering for this great outreach effort.  There is a sign up sheet in the Choir Forming Room.  We need desserts to take as well.  Desserts can be left in the church kitchen, marked for Community Meal.  

Contact information: Jon Teeuwissen at 


Dear Partners in the Faith Community of Deerfield,

       Yesterday afternoon Alyson Fieger, the Deerfield Township Supervisor came in with this news--the Township building, home of the food pantry, has been inundated by a flood of sewer water that entered their building and rose to the sink counter level.  Hazmat folks were sent in to provide clean up, but the building is uninhabitable at present. It is not expected to be back in service until at earliest, the beginning of March.  Along with the loss of office space to conduct business, thousands of pounds of food and dry goods were destroyed. 


Alyson and her team are making provision for the ongoing work of the Township, but there is  immediate need of help to feed the elderly and other folks in our Village who rely upon the township for food assistance.  Because there is no place at present to store food, what is needed in the emergency short-term is any denomination of donation for the Township to purchase gift cards for grocery and drugstore purchasing. 


The second stage of helping the Township will be the collection of foodstuffs and dry goods to replenish supplies.  First Presbyterian plans to temporarily convert space in our building into a food collection site so that supply can be rebuilt and transition made from the food cards to bags of groceries for assistance. Also, the gathered food will allow the pantry to be up and running more quickly if goods are ready.   A list of items that will be needed to restock the shelves may be found below, and on the Deerfield Township website.  We will send out a second notice when we are ready to receive food donations.  If your congregation also has room to store food until the pantry can reopen, please let Alyson know.  


Can you help?  Would you be willing to call upon your congregation to assist the Deerfield Township in their time of need?  Gift Card donations should be gathered in each congregation and designated for Deerfield Township Food Pantry, and delivered to Alyson Fieger. Their temporary offices will be in the Village Hall.  


Looking forward to sharing in this service together.  


Much peace,

Suzan Hawkinson


Foodstuffs Needed for the Deerfield Pantry

Protein: canned meat, tuna, stew, baked beans, chili
Canned fruit: peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, applesauce
Side dish mixes: rice, potato, pasta
Canned tomatoes & low salt veggies
Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc.
Fruit juice
Pasta sauce
Peanut butter & jelly
Laundry detergent-small size
Dish detergent, cleaning products
Toothpaste and toothbrushes


Suzan K. Hawkinson, D.Min. 
First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield
Church:  847-945-0560
Community Meals
Community Meals – Serving those in need with a hot meal