CHIPS, the place that feeds all.

by Lucia McDonagh

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826NYC
Jun 15 · 1 min read

CHIPS. When I say CHIPS, you might think of the crispy, crunchy delight, but I think of the institute. 13 short blocks away from my home, something amazing is happening. This place is feeding hundreds of people who live on the harsh streets of the city. They cook home-cooked meals for the homeless, and once a month have haircut days, where the homeless can go to CHIPS, get their meal, and a haircut. Not to mention it’s all FREE! It may feed the homeless, but it also has apartments where pregnant women can live for 1 year, not paying rent, to let them get back on their feet.

Additionally, you can volunteer at CHIPS. I have volunteered there a few times, and it is a very friendly environment. My school volunteers there too. We took a field trip to CHIPS and learned about how it works. We also met the people who make the food. There are many volunteers who make the food that goes out to hundreds of people each day. If you care about your community and the people in your community, then I encourage YOU to volunteer there too. Support what they are doing to help our community.

You might not have been to CHIPS, or live in the neighborhood of CHIPS but there are places like it around you. Try to look for your local place that feeds the community and helps the homeless, and volunteer there to help out YOUR community!

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