11/30/2013 11:06 am ET

Non-Profit Sees Greater Need For Food Assistance

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It’s been a holiday season of breaking records at A Just Harvest, a Rogers Park nonprofit that feeds the hungry.

The organization serves hot dinner daily to anyone who shows up, but during the run-up to Thanksgiving and Christmas it also distributes “holiday kits,” uncooked turkeys and traditional fixings, to families that want to prepare the foods at home.

“Saturday we gave away turkeys and kits, and we had folks lined up for two blocks,” said Rev. Marylin Pagan-Banks, executive director of A Just Harvest. “People lining up and standing in the cold and bearing the weather in order to provide for their families.”

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