The Thomas Jefferson Dinner

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It's time to take a stand for America

There are few missions more important than the struggle to end hunger in America. The economic crisis that began in 2008 has caused a dramatic increase in poverty and hunger. One in seven families in the U.S. face a daily struggle finding enough to eat, and nearly 50 million Americans live in poverty. It's an enormous problem.

The fight for economic and social justice will not end in our lifetimes, but we cannot let that be an excuse not to act wherever and whenever we can.

In addition to supporting Democratic candidates, we must be leaders in public service. That's why we we are delighted to recognize the exceptional volunteer work being done by members of the McHenry County Building Trades Council to create a new home for the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to make your reservations today.

Evening program

  • 6:00 p.m. — Registration and social hour
  • 7:00 p.m. — Dinner is served
  • 7:45 p.m. — Keynote address
  • 8:00 p.m. — Award presentations

Keynote address by

Pete Schaefer
President & CEO, Northern Illinois Food Bank

Special recognition to

McHenry County Building Trades Council
The Robert McGarry Award for Community Service

Help end hunger in McHenry County

Please join us in making a financial gift to the Northern Illinois Food Bank to support the mission of food pantries in McHenry County. We will collect donations at the dinner. Thank you for your generosity. RSVP by April 7, 2012

Tickets and raffle

Tables and individual tickets can be purchased using the electronic order form below. You can also buy tickets on this website for the raffle contest, with a grand prize of $1,000, second prize of $250 and third prize of $100.*

*Minimum of 540 tickets must be sold, or the prizes will be awarded on a 50/50 proportional basis.

If you prefer to mail your check and reservation, download and print this form.

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You can also download a copy of the printed invitation here.



April 14, 2012 at 6pm - 10pm
Donley's Village Hall Banquets
8512 S Union Rd
Union, IL 60180
United States
Google map and directions
Paula Yensen · · 815-404-3918

Will you come?

$750.00 Table of 10
Group seating and prominent sign for your table (limited availability)
$600.00 Table of 8
Group seating and prominent sign for your table
$75.00 Individual Dinner Ticket
Individual seating