Barack Obama Surprises A Group Of Thanksgiving Volunteers At A Chicago Food Bank
What would you do if you were minding your business and President Barack THE Obama just casually strolled in to help with your volunteer tasks?
That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday when Obama visited the Greater Chicago Food Depository to visit with workers as they prepared food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Obama retweeted a video of his visit where he was warmly greeted by a group of unsuspecting volunteers.
“Thanks to the Chicago @FoodDepository team for all you do and to the volunteers who are doing great work and let me crash today. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!” Obama wrote.
“You guys are doing such a great job helping out. I’m really proud of you,” he says in the video to an eager young girl. He then reaches down to give her a hug.
Obama and his family often volunteered at food banks during the holiday season while they resided in Washington, D.C.
Established in 1979, the Chicago Food Depository was established in 1979 and works in partnership with 700 agencies to end hunger in Cook County. Last year alone, the depository distributed 70 million pounds of food. Each day workers serve around 159,000 meals, according to the food bank’s website.
On Monday Obama returned to his hometown of Chicago to speak at the Obama Foundation Summit, a two-day leadership conference for selected organizers and leaders across the country.