Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Service Oppportunity: A Just Harvest

A Just Harvest is a community group that fights poverty on the border of Evanston and Rogers Park(Chicago). They also run a soup kitchen called The Community Kitchen. Here is a description from their website:
The Community Kitchen The Community Kitchen A Just Harvest’s Community Kitchen began as a ministry of the Good News Community Church (United Church of Christ) in 1983. In the beginning, we served meals a few days per week. Today, with the help of more than 40 partnering organizations and nearly 10,000 volunteer hours, our Community Kitchen is the largest and only self-standing community soup kitchen in the Chicago metro area. We serve hot, nutritious meals 365 days per year to anyone in need. Last year, the Community Kitchen served more than 54,000 meals. For more information about volunteering, click here. Anyone in need is welcome. There is no need for referrals or to present identification. The Community Kitchen is a welcoming place for children and families. Doors open every day at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends and national holidays.
On Fri, April 26 and Fri May 10 Mrs Fainman will take students there to prepare and serve meals to low income residents. If you are traveling with her, plan to miss 8th period. If you have a class you need a permission slip. If you are driving on your own, I would bring change for parking meters and I would leave by 3:20 or immediately after 8th period.

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