Grocery stores and restaurants often have leftover, perishable food that must soon be eaten or thrown out. Meanwhile, many people in need go hungry.
NLU Criminal Justice and Human Service students recently directed some of that food to the needy when they spent time packing for The Food Circle, a non-profit which tries to prevent food waste and connect the food with people in need of resources.
They went to the Chicago Police Department’s 18th District police station at 1160 N. Larrabee St. on Oct. 20 to organize and bag food for about 70 to 80 families. The food was distributed shortly after they packed it.
Photos by James Richards IV