We are the Heart of the Community! 
Oh, how sweet it is to have such amazing people on our team! Our staff, volunteers, and community members made us who we are today. We appreciate everyone for their input and contributions that help us expand our community outreach. Together we encourage the best in ourselves. our neighbors and our community. 
Off to a COOL Start .......

Check out this new bad boy! With this new walk-in cooler, our storage space has increased monumentally, allowing us to accept a lot more quality fresh food donations and better plan our distribution services. This large purchase was initiated with the help of a grant from the Illinois State Treasurer 2021-2022 Charitable Trust Grant awarded to Roberti Community House. We are so thankful for their support in our expansion efforts.

We will be sharing the cooler with our friends and neighbors across the street at the Holy Family Food Pantry and Soup kitchen. They have been a tremendous support and partner during our food rescue expansion efforts.
If you have a good nickname for this beast send it along!

Boosting Confidence at Any Age!  
Martha is in her late 60’s, living with her son and daughter-in-law and their two kids.
Before the pandemic, she would come to the Roberti Community House for sewing and loved the social time with friends. During the pandemic, her family was determined to protect her health, so she stayed home. She loved helping out with the grandchildren, but was getting lonely and depressed the longer the pandemic went on. Martha felt she lost touch with how to interact with anyone but her family – she was losing herself.

Since the sewing group was not yet meeting due to Covid restrictions, we invited Martha into the Roberti Culinary Pathway (RCP) kitchen to learn and help out. RCP helped her find herself and blossom into a more confident, happy person. She had a place to talk with others, learned to chop and cook for her family and others, and helped us to maintain a clean kitchen.

Martha said, “… they asked my opinions on spices and I felt like my help mattered.”
Maribel, RCP Culinary Manager, added that, “We saw a big change in Martha from when she first started. I feel we helped her gain confidence in herself because older woman don’t feel they have a voice and she found it here.“



Roberti Community House Emergency Food initiative takes rescued fresh produce and  prepared food and packages it for delivery for families in need. Because of the "fresh" component, this task needs to be done in a small window of time, WE NEED YOU!
Anyone with time to share can help haul, pack and deliver fresh meals to Lake County families in need. Add your name for any dates you can share here: Food Rescue/Packing SignUp link and Emergency Driver SignUp

Come provide a safe, welcoming place for underserved children in the Roberti Community House Youth Program! Share your time and energy engaging kids with crafts, activities, homework help and more! Sign up here to help Tuesdays or Thursdays, Afterschool and Spring Break: RCH Afterschool SignUp

Enjoy working in the kitchen? Use your skills and creativity to HELP FEED THE COMMUNITY by volunteering at Roberti Culinary Pathway. Please contact Karen McGowan at (224) 436-2343 or karen.mcgowanRCH@gmail.com for more information

Your Support
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to a Community in Need.

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

Venmo: @Roberticommunityhouse, Profile name: RCH Roberti. Phone number ending in 4552. (Look for the Roberti Community House logo!)

Paypal donations: click here to contribute on-line.

Please consider additional ways you can support this work:
•    Contribute monthly or quarterly
•    Make a multi-year individual or corporate pledge
•    Provide an annual individual or corporate sponsorship
•    Secure a matching gift from your employer
•    Family foundation gifts
•    Provide a grant through a donor advised fund
•    Gifts of stocks and securities
•    A charitable bequest from your will, life insurance policy, or IRA

Wish List:
  • Cold Press Juicer 
  • Professional/Commercial Blender 
  • Panini Maker 
  • Updated Kitchen Essentials; Pots and Pans (non-stick, stainless steel, etc), Knife set, sharpening steels, Utensils, etc.
  • Cricket Machine Materials (vinyl, card stock, transfer tape, mats, tools, etc.) gift certificate to Michaels.
Your donation allows this life-changing work to continue!
E-mail roberticommunityhouse@gmail.com for more information on donations.
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