Members of the Junior League of Greater Alton were honored to supply lunch for Saturday Cafe on February 11, 2017. Saturday Cafe is held at the First Presbyterian Church in Alton (at the corner of 4th Street and Alby) on Saturdays from 11:30-12:30. During this time, those in need are offered lunch and are also supplied Good Neighbor Bags, including toiletries and essentials. On the 11th, JLGA helped to serve over 80 meals. Fifty meals were served to individuals and families dining at the church, while 30 meals were carried-out.
The church’s youth group started the Saturday Cafe years ago as a mission project, and it continues today. The event typically serves between 40-90 people, and allows for guests to eat at the church and enjoy fellowship and to take food to go as well.