Lazarus House offers community Christmas Brunch

By on December 22, 2010

ST. CHARLES—Lazarus House invites the public for food and fellowship at its annual Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day at the Free Methodist Church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles. Dining will begin at noon.

This brunch is like an extended family potluck, and the more family, the merrier. For those able to cook, a dish to pass is appreciated. Food should arrive after 11:30 a.m. in a disposable container and ready to serve at noon. Entrees, side dishes and appetizers are all welcome. If you’d like to attend and/or bring a special dish, a courtesy e-mail to or phone call to Lazarus House at (630) 587-2144 with your plans is appreciated, but not required.

“This time of year, we get many calls from people who want to help,” Executive Director Darlene Marcusson said. “We welcome volunteers to bring food and share fellowship at our brunch. This brunch is such a gift to our guests because it allows them to blend in with others and not stand out as homeless on this joyous day.”

People who wish to help in other ways are asked to consider a gift of financial assistance. Cash contributions and gift cards to superstores are greatly appreciated, especially given the current state of the economy.