Soup kitchen at Waukegan parish doesn’t stop for pandemic

Volunteers and staff at Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan prepare and serve hot meals to people in need on Aug. 28, 2020. The parish soup kitchen has been operating continually during the pandemic. With social distancing measures in place, the soup kitchen offers a hot meal, a drink and dessert plus a "goodie bag" to each person who comes to the kitchen door. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
From left, volunteers Alejandra Navarette, Yolanda Flores, Camilla Navarette and Rigoberto Navarette pack up Mexican rice and beans at the soup kitchen. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Antioco Flores and Enrique Hernandez Estrada add drinks to the bags with meals. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Frances (Pancha) Gonzalez, director of the soup kitchen, moves a box before the soup kitchen opens. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Rigoberto Navarrette puts bags of food into a basket, which will be taken to the door of the soup kitchen. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
When COVID-19 forced the kitchen to stop in-person dining, they switched to serving the hot meals in to-go containers. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Elvira Retana packages up hot meals in the kitchen. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Visitors stand in line for meals outside Holy Family Soup Kitchen. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Yolanda Flores gives out food to a client. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)