October 3rd, 2016 By Amanda Grabenhofer
Jack Morton Chicago’s relationship with Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) began in 2015 with an opportunity to help shape the public perception of a homeless shelter through an evening fundraiser. We were excited to continue that relationship and offer our Chicago team and summer interns a unique opportunity to get involved.
So what does LPCS do? Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, LPCS is responsible for providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for their 30-35 guest residents. Each day, volunteers are responsible for purchasing and preparing the food, either at home or in the LPCS kitchen.
To help out LPCS and their guests, in July, the Jack Chicago summer interns led a team of 10 from the office and prepared on-site a dinner for the guests that live at the LPCS. The team shopped, prepped, cooked and served a delicious meal, in addition to eating with the guests.
The people we met were extremely kind and grateful.
It was a wonderful chance for the team to bond as well as take a break from the office. But the best part of the evening was the rewarding interaction with the guests of LPCS. Creative intern Orlando Porras recalled, “The people we met were extremely kind and grateful.”