To Provide Funds to Ensure Children in the Fox Valley Area Have the Proper Food and Nutrition So They Do Not Go to Bed Hungry.
Case for Action
One in seven children in the Fox Valley Area does not have enough to eat
Hungry children have lower rates of school success and completion
Poor nutrition during childhood leads to health issues
How Can You Help
Donate your time and volunteer with us at our adopted charities
Donate funds to help support our efforts
Become a sponsor at our Annual Charity Gala
Attend our Annual Charity Gala
Thanks to your generosity we collected over
from the 2019 Gala towards our mission of feeding Children
Please Click Below for details on our Projects for 2020 utilizing these funds to help feed children.
Rescheduled to 2021
Fideliter Charity Gala
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Eagle Brook Country Club
2288 Fargo Blvd
The Fideliter Club is continually evaluating current food needs of children in the community during Covid-19 and thanks to our generous donors has been able to:
1) Respond to an urgent plea from Mike Warren, board president, Food For Greater Elgin. Half of the recipients of food at the pantry are children. The club has provided the local nonprofit organization with an additional donation in the amount of $4,000.00.
2) Help the Boys and Girls Club with their new support campaign called “Blue Box @Home”. Their goal is to deliver 150 boxes to their families most in need. These boxes are full of items that offer nutrition, comfort, and academic support for the entire family. Each box contains $300 worth of items and will be delivered to homes by a team member that is connected to the family—in a Safe, Social Distancing way. The Fideliter Club has donated funds to support Blue Boxes for 10 families.
Honoring Merrie Meadows
We dedicated our 2020 monetary donation to Food For Greater Elgin in recognition of the club’s emeritus member Merrie Meadows, who serves as Co-chairman of the board of W.R. Meadows, Inc. in Hamsphire. A long-time supporter of the club, she served as Fideliter Club president in 2005 and chair of the club’s annual Fideliter Charities Ball in 2004. In addition, she has followed the legacy of both her grandmother Edna Meadows, and mother Ruth Meadows, who were also Fideliter members.
Merrie is an active community partner supporting the World Leaders Forum at Judson University, the Elgin YWCA, Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, as well as numerous other Elgin area community organizations and events. In 2019, Meadows was honored with the Judson University Golden Eagle Award for her dedication and service in helping to establish the World Leaders Forum. It is one of the highest non-degree honors given by Judson University. Thank you, Merrie.