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Medical Center project donates extra hospital food to homeless shelter

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February 1, 2017   Copyright: Chicago Tribune

A Chicago hospital is serving up its extra food to those who are hungry. Rush University Medical Center recently launched a project to donate leftover food from the three kitchens and cafeterias at its Near Southwest Side campus to Franciscan Outreach, an organization that serves the homeless. The program is diverting food that might have been wasted so it can instead help a vulnerable population.  "It's meeting both the basic needs of individuals, but it's also providing them with an increased sense of dignity to help them in their journey toward independence," said Ed Jacob, executive director of Franciscan Outreach, which operates a ...

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