Local Family Provides Lunches For Neighbors In Need
Kelly Clark and her wife Patient and two children are doing more than speak about looking our for their neighbors they put it into action. They want to make sure that nobody in Morgan Park goes hungry by providing a free lunch to anyone who needs one. They hand out bag lunches M-F from 12-2 at United Protestant Church.
Kelly said when she first started handing out lunches she was worried that people would not except them from her because she is African American, but thankfully she has found out that is not the case at all. Initially their would be around 10 people but it has slowly grown into a much larger number including a lot of children.
Kelly said to CBS3 I didn't even know there was this many people in this community.
Kelly said that she feels like this is her duty and that she has people that depend on her Monday through Friday. Growing up in the projects in Chicago Kelly knows what a lot of these hardships these families are facing. Saying she faced a lot of negative stuff, but as a young child always looked for the positive in life.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has made many things worse for so many families with the loss of jobs, services being denied or canceled and for many children not having the food service from school. In these trying times where we hear so much bad news and divisiveness among groups of people it is a breath of fresh air to know that good people do still exist and are looking out for their neighbors just out of the goodness of their hearts. Thank you to Kelly and Patience for setting an example of how we all should look out for each other, and for being such a great example to your children. If you'd like to donate to their cause, call Kelly at 218-409-0222.