Outreach Committee


The Meals on Wheels program of Holy Taxiarhai & St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church has been wonderful to my family as we struggle with our grief for the untimely death of my beloved wife and our two children's precious mother, +Katerina Karpouzis.  From Kyriako's kind and diligent telephone inquiries as to the needs of our family, to the dedicated volunteers who carefully deliver fresh homemade delicious meals, the support of this dedicated crew, and the parish more broadly, has been heartwarming and uplifting.  The Meals on Wheels team deliver food, yes, but they also deliver spiritual nourishment, family care, and a commitment to community connection and a realization of faith.  We are grateful for their dedicated work; They have supported and fed me and our two preteen children, both physically and spiritually.

Meals on Wheels

The Saint Haralambos Outreach committee is a wonderful way to give back to the community. The Meals on Wheels program is part of the outreach committee that operates purely through our dedicated volunteers. There is always room for more people to come and help our program reach many more families. Sometimes we get caught up in our day to day stresses we forget there are some individuals struggling to simply put food on the dinner table. The meals on wheels program is a wonderful way to give back and follow in the footsteps of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. 

Bessie’s Soup Kitchen

Bessie’s Soup kitchen is located in Des Plaines and operates on dedicated volunteers from our Church. Once a month we help cook and serve individuals who are in need of a hot meal and some good company. It really is a great experience for people of all ages to come and volunteer. We should never be too busy to give back to our community. We must follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ to help those less fortunate than us.