St. Eulalia’s Quinn Center adapts to keep feeding those in need

When the pandemic forced St. Eulalia Parish’s weekly soup kitchen to close because of social distancing requirements, the parish’s Quinn Community Center staff decided it could still distribute meals and groceries to people safely with a drive-thru model. Since March, the Maywood parish has distributed about 300 meals weekly to people who stop by on Tuesday evenings.
Jesenya Amaya arranges bags of groceries outside of the Quinn Community Center at St. Eulalia Parish in Maywood on July 28, 2020, prior to the start of the center’s weekly food giveaway. During the pandemic, the drive-thru event has replaced a weekly soup kitchen. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Martha Minnich loads groceries into a car on July 28, 2020. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)