A hundred-year-old tradition of delivering Passover meals feeds 15,000 Chicagoans

Volunteers deliver Passover food boxes to Village Center in Skokie, Ill. (Josephine Chu/MEDILL)

By Josephine Chu
Medill Reports

Volunteers from all over the city worked for weeks to make sure Passover celebrants had meals for the holiday.

They packaged ingredients needed for Passover Seder into boxes and delivered them to places like food pantries and senior living centers. The Jewish nonprofit Maot Chitim has been organizing this event for the last 100 years.

Photo at top: Volunteers unload food boxes from a U-Haul to deliver to elderly residents at Village Center in Skokie, Ill. (Josephine Chu/MEDILL)