Today is #GivingTuesday!

Second Presbyterian Church

What do WE hope to accomplish on #GivingTuesday?

Fund our Lunch Bag Program

Second Presbyterian Church has been committed to feeding the hungry in our community for decades. After our long-lasting relationship with Pret A Manger ended, we have been put in a position where we are not able to provide the same quantity and quality of food that we have in the past. With the money that we bring in, our hope is that we will raise enough funds to not only feed the hungry but to help guide them to resources to become stable once again.

During the month of November, you will see lots of posts on our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) regarding #GivingTuesday. This campaign is not only for our church member and friends but for the global community. When you see a post about #GivingTuesday, please share it with your followers so that we can spread the word about the amazing work that we are already doing and hoping to accomplish in the future!

Please consider donating to help those in need in this great community. And we've made it really easy...just click know, just like Cyber Monday but it's #GivingTuesday!


Click to donate to Lunch Bag Program

How the lunch bag program began...

The Lunch Bag program began in 1986 when elder Lucille Whitworth noticed many people coming by the church asking for food. Out of her pocket, she started a feeding ministry. Since that time, the Lunch Bag program has grown to feed lunches to approximately 150-200 neighbors a week. Run by the Board of Deacons, fifteen volunteers serve salads and sandwiches. Supplemented by purchased food from the Greater Chicagoland Food Depository, guests are known by name and greeted with a warm smile and personal caring. Cans of beef stew, chili, ravioli and soup are heated up and served daily, along with chips, cookies, fruit, individual fruit cups, healthy snacks and bottled water.

For more information, please contact Pastoral Assistant Leslie Deslauriers ( or (615) 630-2495)