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Food giveaway held at Doulas Chapel in South Bend

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Hope for the Hungry held a food giveaway in South Bend at the Douglas Chapel Friday afternoon and the items that were handed out include canned goods as well as milk, eggs, chicken, and duck.

By 2:30 p.m., as many as 75 people had already been served, and many more were lining up for the giveaway.

“People we’re coming in and we were swamped,” Laquisha Jackson said, the Founder of Hope for the Hungry. “But we had a lot of people on hand to help and we had a lot of young people here who were moving around — able to move faster than us — so it went really good.”

Jackson said that she started Hope for the Hungry this year after having experienced hunger herself.

Jackson also says that her goal is to provide a sense of hope to the community and serve everyone she can.

“It really gives me a sense of peace,” Jackson said, “but also it’s just self-satisfying – that’s the only word I can use. It really makes me feel good to help other people because we all need help sometimes.”

Hope for the Hungry’s mission is to serve with compassion, feed the mind and the body and they also want to impact the people they serve through education.

Volunteers at the giveaway wore face masks and gloves to ensure social distancing.

Martin’s Supermarket also contributed $200 to the giveaway.

Hope for the Hungry will be having a food pantry which is expected to open the second week of August

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