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By September 25, 2014No Comments

Read the original letter here: ICCS Thanks

September 10, 2014


Dear Rev. John and Church Leaders:

On behalf of the Illinois Coalition for Community Service, I would like to personally thank you for your contribution to utilize your facility towards our free Summer Meal Program. This program could not have been a success without your contribution. I also would like to extend our tanks to your church leaders for making it possible to use the church facility to host the program. Please extend our greatest gratitude to them. Furthermore, special thanks to Karen, Suzanne, and Judy who were excellent individuals to work with during this time.

ICCS’ mission with Summer Meals is, and always will be, about feeding children. Our partnership with the USDA and Illinois State Board of Education is also recognized and deeply appreciated. However, there are significant costs that ICCS incurred to sustain the program. It is for that reason why we are grateful to the many volunteers who like us, want to see communities and youth thrive.

Over the course of last summer, ICCS provided 33,000 meals at 33 sites across the state. In comparison, this summer over 58,000 meals were served to children in 52 sites during the summer months. Our goal was to serve, at minimum, of 52,000 meals across the state of Illinois during summer of 2014, we went over our projected goal and you made this achievement possible this summer.

Once again, ICCS thanks you for your efforts and contribution of time! Thanks for helping to make our program a wonderful success for your community. I look forward to working with you all in the coming year.


Ricardo Montoya Picazo
Community Organizer
Illinois Coalition for Community Services