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Here’s Where You Can Pick Up A Free Care Package On The South Side This Weekend

Packages will include food and personal hygiene products.

A Project H.O.O.D. volunteer assembles boxes for an upcoming giveaway. The organization will be handing out COVID-19 relief packages this weekend.
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PARKWAY GARDENS — Project H.O.O.D and New Beginnings Church will be handing out Coronavirus relief packages to residents this weekend.

The giveaway is open to any area residents in need starting 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 24.

Packages will include fruits, vegetables, meat, dry goods, canned food, and personal hygiene items. People can either walk up or drive up to the church, 6620 S. King Dr., to receive a box. People will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing in accordance with state guidelines.

Boxes will be distributed until supplies are gone.

“We knew early on that African Americans were going to suffer tremendously,” said Pastor Corey B. Brooks in a statement. “Essential workers had to continue working without PPE and our seniors were isolated at home paralyzed with fear. Every day we were losing people to this virus. We needed to be creative and we needed to act fast.”

Project H.O.O.D, a nonprofit dedicated to violence prevention, was created by Brooks in 2012.

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