On Thursday, April 23, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Emma & Ruthie (LCC Staff) and their handlers were present, while practicing social distancing, during St. Matthew Lutheran Church's Drive Up Community Dinner in Barrington, Illinois. The K-9s brought smiles to people in their cars who waved to them as they were leaving.
Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, St. Matthew participated with several area churches to serve a community meal one night each month. Since the pandemic, St. Matthew is now serving a community meal every Thursday evening. If the last three Thursdays are any indication, the need will remain for some time as last week over 300 meals were served with drive up service. Drivers would wait in their cars while meals were put on tables next to their cars. Drivers would then get out and put the meals in their cars. Pastor Michael Brown greeted each car coming into the queue. At all times, proper social distancing was maintained and all staff and volunteers wore masks.
Please continue to lift up these wonderful servants and all those who are filling the essential needs of so many.