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:
1. Sign up for our June 12th 5K with a friend and go 10K together! 
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 roberticommunityhouse@gmail.com)
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!
Roberti Community House is partnering with Project 22:9 to coordinate and distribute prepared meals. Over 75 buckets of fresh, high-quality food is delivered each week containing the components of a full, healthy meal (protein, vegetable, and starch/carb). 
Roberti Community House is the Lake County hub that distributes this food to partner social service agencies, child care centers, food insecure families and the homeless. 

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
Our annual Spring Clean Up is here! And as we have every spring since we opened our doors ten years ago, Roberti Community House invites volunteers and community members to come together and prepare our gardens for a summer of sharing.

Come put your hands in the dirt!
We'll be cleaning, prepping, digging, and planting outside in our three gardens. Be sure to dress for the weather. As you know, many volunteers make the work quick and enjoyable so invite friends and family to come and participate in our vibrant community.

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: volunteerRCH@gmail.com.

This year's garden events are spread out over several dates to allow for safe distancing. We also follow safety protocols including masks and health checks.
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.
Save the Date for Our Second Annual 5K 

Stay tuned for registration information coming later in April. 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

Help Us to Keep Going Strong for Another 10 Years          
Donate Now

Roberti Community House gratefully accepts:
Checks - payable to Roberti Community House,
P.O. Box 65, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Paypal donations

Venmo (@Roberticommunityhouse, phone number ending in 4552)

Your donation allows this life-changing work to continue!
E-mail Laura.RamirezRCH@gmail.com for more information on donations.
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Phone:  (847) 623-4221 
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