Waukegan parish provides Christmas meals

Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan distributed 170 Christmas food boxes and clothing to families in need at its food pantry on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Visitors received a ham and a box filled with side dishes. The donations are made possible by partnerships with the Knights of Columbus Council #731, St. Patrick Parish in Lake Forest, St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Gurnee, and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Most Blessed Trinity Parish's weekly food pantry helps individuals and families with food insecurity in the Lake County communities of Waukegan, North Chicago and Park City. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The food pantry is run out of the former St. Bartholomew Church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jill McKenzie registers those in need to pick up food. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Santiago Barradas, Brian Aden and Marvin Wagner distribute food to those in need. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Kathleen Aden arranges canned goods on shelves. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Darlene Montesdeoca, food pantry coordinator, sorts through items as volunteers check dates of canned food. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Kathleen Aden and Donna Wagner check dates on canned food in the food pantry. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Yolanda Hernandez sorts through food in the pantry. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)