ANPA Chicago Feeds the Needy on Thanksgiving

The Chicago/Northwest Indiana Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America provided hot lunches for needy families at the Corpus Christi Church on November 22, 2012 during the Thanksgiving celebrations. The chapter as it had done in the last four years collaborated with the Haymarket Center for the event. Haymarket Center is a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment organization that caters to the social and mental health needs of individuals recovering from drug and alcohol abuse and recently released inmates.

Drs. Obinna Asonye, Deji Adefuye, Nwanneka Richardson, Rita Oganwu and Dapo Williams with 2 volunteers from All Nations Assembly

 Imisi (Dr. Adefuye’s daughter) and volunteers serving attendees

Through the collaborative arrangement, Haymarket Center does the publicity of the event and solicits for volunteers, while ANPA pays for the dinner and its members and their children do the serving of the meals.

Iyke Oganwu and members of the All Nations Assembly Youth Group serving attendees

 Volunteers from All Nations Assembly packing non-perishable food items for distribution to attendees

This year, ANPA was joined by members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Youth Group from All Nations Assembly, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God who donated non-perishable food items that were distributed to attendees as the leave the venue of the lunch after eating.

Drs. Deji Adefuye and Dapo Williams with members of the Haymarket Center, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi

Members of the All Nations Assembly Youth Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa  Alpha Psi serving attendees
 Members of the All Nations Assembly Youth Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi serving attendees

In all, an estimated 110 individuals were served and some took food home to their loved ones.

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