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Thanksgiving 2017
At the Providence Soup Kitchen,
St. Stanislaus Church,
1351 N. Noble, Chicago

The church has a remarkable history. For more, click here.


Were it not for Illinois State Representative Bernard Prusinski, the church would have been demolished to make way for the Kennedy Expressway. (Even the church's website incorrectly
credits US Representative Dan Rostenkowski for this achievement, but see Justin Breen's 2016 essay, "Story Behind the Kennedy Expressway," at this link.)

It was a near-miss anyway, trucks and cars roaring by just a few feet from the administrative building behind the church.

On the lower level, the kitchen occupies the former sacristy (see cross & cabinets, right rear).
St. Stanislaus has always had altars on both levels and both are still in use (see link).

The Pantry

Some volunteers
Food arrives and some of the diners help unload it

Before the doors open