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CHI Volunteer Makes 1,000 Meals for Our Guests

Block Club Chicago profiles CHI volunteer Jacueline Ingles

Jacqueline Ingles, a law student and Ukrainian Village resident, saw a posting about The Chicago Help Initiative needing lunch donations when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020. Ingles sold a text book so she could afford groceries to make 25 lunches, thinking she’d found her “good deed” of the pandemic. At the time, people didn’t realize how long COVID-19 would last. When she went to drop off the meals, she was shocked.

Read the whole story by Block Club Chicago reporter Hannah Alani.

[photo courtesy of Jacqueline Ingles and Block Club Chicago]

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