During our service month, we are highlighting soup kitchens all over the world that are doing good for their communities. This week is: A Just Harvest
A Just Harvest, Making a Change in Chicago
By Jeannie Mark
According to the latest census, Chicago’s poor make up 15% of the metropolitan area. This is why organizations like Just Harvest are so important to the community.
A Just Harvest’s description from their website is telling:
“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. The Community Kitchen also distributes several thousand pounds of food each month by hosting the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile, which distributes fruit and vegetables to more than 200 families. Anyone in need is welcome. We do not require referrals or identification. The Community Kitchen is a welcoming place for children and families.”
Open since 1983, A Just Harvest directly addresses poverty issues in Chicago and encourages economic development for the disenfranchised. If you live in the metropolitan Chicago area, donate your time or supplies (they always need dishes, utensils, and so on).
About the Author
Jeannie Mark left the corporate cubicle in 2010 and bought a one-way ticket to India, never looking back once. Through her travel/creative website, Nomadic Chick she inspires other women to seek out the same, an impassioned life full of purpose. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.