PADS Meals

Providing meals for the homeless...

Each year from October through April, on the third Tuesday of each month we provide a hot meal and cold lunch to the families and individuals that visit the PADS shelter site at Christ the King Church in Wonder Lake.  

McHenry County PADS offers emergency and transitional housing coupled with support services in order to help homeless individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These support services enable individuals to receive case management, job training, counseling and psychiatric services, as well as day-to-day services including access to showers, laundry facilities, transportation, computers and an address at which to receive mail. The program is specifically designed to address the root cause of homelessness and not just treat the symptoms.  


Food Items we request

Green Salad
Salad Dressing
Main Dish
Potato or Rice
Dinner Rolls
Lunch Meat & Cheese
Loaf Sandwich Bread
Fruit - whole or cup
Bottle Water or Juice
Single Serve Chips


Please note....

  • We feed approximately 60 people. We ask that you prepare or supply a dish that can feed 15 people.
  • The meal is delivered HOT to the PADS Shelter site at Christ the King in Wonder Lake.
  • ‚ÄčPLEASE use disposable containers - unfortunately, we cannot return containers to you.
  • COLD ITEMS may be dropped off at the church any day or time before the PADS meal.  
  • HOT ITEMS should be dropped to the church hot at or around 4:30 p.m. On occasion we can assist you with reheating, please call the office at 815-385-4030 if you need us to help warm.


Yes! I'd like to help, what do I do now?

1. Select a date you would like to help from the list above.

2. Select an item(s) you would like to donate from the list above.

3. Call 815-385-4030  to let us know your selections.  

4. Bring your item(s) to Shepherd of the Hills on or before 4:30 p.m. the day of the meal.






404 N. Green Street

McHenry, IL 60050




Saturdays - 4:30 p.m.

Sundays - 8:00 a.m.

Sundays - 9:15 a.m.

Sundays - 10:45 a.m. 


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