Hilltop Community Supper celebrating volunteers this month

  • Will Tunstall, left, and student volunteers from Tailoring Youth to Succeed, have been helping out at the Hilltop Community Suppers.

    Will Tunstall, left, and student volunteers from Tailoring Youth to Succeed, have been helping out at the Hilltop Community Suppers. Courtesy of First Congregational Church of Dundee

Updated 8/2/2023 12:52 PM

During Volunteer Appreciation Month, First Congregational Church of Dundee is hosting its next Hilltop Community Supper Drive-Through.

The church's outreach effort offers a free meal on the second Tuesday of the month supervised by volunteers with food handler permits. The suppers are open to any community member who would enjoy a warm, cooked meal.


The next free supper will be a "drive-through" and "to-go" dinner offered on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 5-6:30 p.m., or until meals last, via the parking lot driveway of the church, 900 S. Eighth St. (Route 31 and Angle Tarn) in West Dundee.

There will be no dining in the church building.

The August menu will feature a grilled pork chop, au gratin potatoes, green beans, a garden salad. dinner roll and an oatmeal raisin cookie.

The supper will be run entirely by fully vaccinated volunteers working on the meal; everything is sanitized. Social distancing practices will be observed as we continue to take all precautions to ensure a safe experience for all participants and guests.

Dinners are offered at no cost, but freewill donations are gladly accepted to help sustain the meals and any additional contributions are accepted at any time. Come join this "drive-through" gathering of community members.

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The supper volunteers are priceless -- numbering 50-plus a month -- these faithful helpers have adjusted their schedules to make sure the Hilltop Community Suppers are prepared and ready for church members, friends and the community at large.

Will Tunstall, executive director and success coach for Tailoring Youth to Succeed, has been bringing groups of students to FCC of Dundee to help with the Hilltop Community Suppers.

Volunteering is often considered a selfless act, giving up your time for a worthy cause without being paid. For teens significantly, volunteer work can help them broaden their horizons, meet new friends and experience different cultures, all while contributing to society's needs. For further details, visit tyslife.org.

They wish to thank all these volunteers for helping with the tasks of preparation, baking, packaging, delivering, directing traffic, and carting the meals to the cars in queue.

For details, call (847) 426-2161, ext. 202, or visit www.fccdundee.com.

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