Volunteers fill goodie bags with masks, hand sanitizer, candy, and other items at an All Nations Worship Assembly giveaway in August. Credit: Provided

SOUTH SHORE — Free groceries and cleaning supplies will be available for pickup 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday.

The distributions will be held at the South Shore-based All Nations Worship Assembly’s three locations:

  • 7359 S. Chappel Ave. in South Shore
  • 5933 W. Madison St. in Austin
  • 2901 Western Ave. in south suburban Park Forest

Registration is required on the church’s website, though organizers have set aside some resources for those who show up on the day of the event.

Organizers estimate they’ll have enough groceries on hand for about 1,200 people, and enough cleaning supplies for about 600 people.

The church partnered with Lyft to provide transportation to and from the distribution locations. Those who register can receive a code for free rides.

The groceries were supplied by an anonymous donor, while All Nations bought the cleaning supplies. Hair and skin care company Mielle Organics will also contribute to the care packages.

Saturday’s distribution is “the first major [COVID relief] effort of this scale” All Nations has undertaken on its own, said Raleigh Mayberry, the church’s outreach and missions coordinator and organizer of the event.

All Nations also assisted in the Feeding South Shore program, a four-week food delivery effort that delivered meals to 1,000 families in May and June. Feeding South Shore was sponsored by Special Service Area No. 42 and the South Shore Chamber.

All Nations will continue its supply distributions under the banner of ANWA Cares, according to Mayberry.

You can sign up to volunteer at Saturday’s distribution here.

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