If there’s one holiday that brings families together, it is Thanksgiving because they get together for an epic feast that does not include talking about politics, that is until wine starts flowing. Or, if you are not near your family, you gather with your friends for ‘Friendsgiving’ and give cooking your best shot. And, you might even troll your mom, by asking how much you should cook a big turkey in the microwave.
However, not everyone is fortunate enough to be blessed with abundant food and a roof over their head.
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The Greater Chicago Food Depository in Cook County, Illinois, prepares Thanksgiving meal bags for more than 700 shelters and food pantries. They truly believe that no one should be left hungry, especially during the holiday season.
Thank you to @BarackObama and @ObamaFoundation for joining our volunteers today at the Food Depository. We believe no one should go hungry, especially this time of year, and that’s why we’re working to address the root causes of hunger in Chicago and Cook County. pic.twitter.com/d6YfBjvJl2
— Chicago’s Food Bank (@FoodDepository) November 20, 2018
The former POTUS stepped by at the food depository to help make Thanksgiving meal bags.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 21, 2018
FYI, Barack Obama still lives in Washington D.C., but he was in the Windy City for the Obama Foundation Summit. Their website stated:
The Obama Foundation is guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
At the summit, students, community leaders, and diverse speakers discussed about building a better future. Once a community leader, always a community leader.
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I am grateful for the next generation of leaders who are doing the work to create the world as it should be. Our young people—tolerant, creative, idealistic—remind us that the best way to honor our communities is to serve them. They understand that hope requires action. From the Obama family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.
Back on his days as President, he visited food banks multiple times accompanied by his wife, Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia. In 2015, Obama spent the day before Thanksgiving serving dinner to homeless people and military veterans at a shelter in Washingon D.C. and said:
It’s not only of the spirit of giving during this holiday season but our national obligation to make sure all those who serve and sacrifice for our country have a place to call home.
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