Driving Street Mission With Nissan

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f2f 3 Part of our mission at Fight2Feed is to feed everyone.  All the people that are hungry and suffer food insecurity.  The people that might have to make a choice of whether to eat or pay a utility bill.  Just like there is a choice of how people decide to live within their means.  Some people cannot live in shelters because they don’t fit the rules.  Or sometimes they want to remain with their family members.  Whatever the case, there are certain communities that we always go out of our way to feed.   f2f 2

Street mission can be dangerous for a few reasons.  There may be individuals that want no contact with strangers.  In our experience though, few of our hungry friends are ever rude or threatening.  They are quite the opposite.  Grateful to have a warm meal that is well balanced.  They are always extremely gracious and humble.  Our hungry friends never take extra food.  They always want us to feed as many people as possible.   circle 5

The real danger comes from other cars.  There are always cars driving through the tunnels under the city of Chicago.  While we are in the Nissan this isn’t an issue.  I can always tell when a car is next to me.  There is a warning alarm in case I try to occupy the same space as another vehicle.  Always a plus, when there is no safe space to pull off the road.  Taking photos on the move is nearly impossible, so maybe you should try test driving your own Nissan Rogue! Don’t take my word for it! Drive it yourself! f2f n 1

Sometimes we find hungry friends at the stop lights.  Then of course the 360<o> camera means that I can keep an eye on volunteers handing out meals.  I can see any person approaching the Rogue.  Especially helpful, when there are many people on foot nearby. 

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This October thanks to Nissan we were able to do two Fight2Feed missions in one week feeding 800 people in need of a good meal in Chicago.  We cooked 600 meals at Cornerstone Community Outreach center, utilizing rescued food and 200 meals for Chicago Help Initiative at The Chopping Block at the Merchandise Mart.  We’re now rescuing food from The Chopping Block too!! 

If you’d like to come out and cook with us, we’ve got 2 volunteer dates coming up November 12th and Thanksgiving November 23rd. We’ll need volunteers to prep, cook, serve, pack and do street mission on both dates.  We are truly going all out as we prep meals in 3 hours or less.  If you want to volunteer with us, then expect to get a little bit messy as we leave no turkey undressed.

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