CHICAGO (CBS) — A nonprofit is serving up a combined bag of combating meals insecurity and meals waste with making college students’ desires come true.
CBS 2’s Marissa Parra has their story.
In the event you step into this room and ask what’s cooking…
“There’s sausage with Asian sesame salad with rice and carrots.”
You’ll get a special reply each time.
“Generally we cook dinner for the folks to allow them to have sizzling meals, different occasions we put together luggage,” mentioned scholar Jerry Inexperienced.
They put together a minimum of 250 luggage each week, utilizing substances that have been rescued.
“We’re holding Chicagoans fed. We’re holding landfills from rising,” mentioned Jiwon McCarthy, founding father of Fight2Feed.
Because the group moved into McCormick Place in February, the non-profit Fight2Feed has rescued over 2.2 million kilos of meals that may in any other case be thrown away.
As a substitute it’s given to individuals who want it most.
“Homeless seniors, children in meals insecure housing,” mentioned Fight2Feed’s Phil Siddu.
“They’re simply so grateful as a result of they weren’t certain,” McCarthy mentioned. “They weren’t certain the place their subsequent meal was gonna come from.”
And now, tucked away contained in the east kitchen of McCormick Place, Fight2Feed is kicking it up a notch, with new area that enables for brand new partnerships.
Like Chicago cops trying to do outreach.
“Most of them are right here on their days off,” McCarthy mentioned.
And college students from metropolis colleges. A few of them with culinary desires of their very own.
“I wanna finally change into a chef and open my very own restaurant the place folks can go to it and have fancy 5 star meals however for affordable,” mentioned scholar Genaro Salgado. “Not the costly quantity it usually is.”
In addition to some college students who simply need to hold their palms busy by holding bellies full.
“I like serving to folks,” mentioned scholar Jerry Inexperienced.
“Offering meals and feeding households. Individuals really want that, it’s actually useful,” scholar Shabell Burch. “If wasn’t getting paid, I’d nonetheless come.”
You may donate on-line or signal as much as volunteer your self. Click here to be taught extra concerning the nonprofit Fight2Feed.
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— Fight2Feed (@Fight2Feed) July 18, 2021