By Annika Guinta, Loyola Junior
Loyola University Chicago student Mili Patel is helping fight hunger by preparing and handing out sandwiches to the homeless in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
Patel, 22, a marketing major in Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, recently bought bread, peanut butter, jelly, and turkey to make sandwiches and hand them out at the Morse Red Line stop.
“Nobody should ever have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from,” Patel said. “I may be a small impact, but seeing the smiles in their eyes is so worth it.”
Patel recently spent about $30 to buy supplies from a local store and carried two large bags over to people in need.
“It’s a small price to pay to help those in need,” she said.
She ended up making about 30 sandwiches to hand out.
In Chicago, thousands of people find themselves homeless every night, and some go without food for days on end. Even though her contribution was small, Patel said “it meant the world to me to connect with people less fortunate.”