Thanks to a generous donation from The CityPak Project, the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen distributed over 100 CityPaks to guests on Monday, February 9, 2015.
The CityPak Project provides a safe, convenient, and versatile backpack uniquely designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless. Based in Chicago, The CityPak Project partnered with High Sierra, a top of the line outdoor products manufacturer, to create durable ballistic nylon backpacks featuring anti-theft webbing loops, multiple compartments, and a rain poncho. They are built to last in the elements and help keep personal belongings safe.
The HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen has served warm nutritious meals to our homeless and hungry neighbors in the Washington Square area every Monday for over 25 years. The student-run Soup Kitchen personifies the central role that social justice plays in the life of the College-Institute. The Soup Kitchen will be holding its annual benefit, "A Few of Our Favorite Meals," on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Join us and support the work of the Soup Kitchen.