READI Chicago and other organizations join together to give back to community

Volunteers from READI Chicago and other area organizations partner for monthly events to provide food and other services to the homeless and people in need. (Rodricka Taylor/MEDILL)

By Rodricka Taylor
Medill Reports

READI Chicago, an organization with programs to counter gun violence, partners with “God Is Pleased” Outreach to distribute food, water, and clothes to the homeless and others in need every third Saturday, with upcoming events scheduled for Feb.20, March 20, and April 17 at 63rd Street and S. Vernon Avenue in Chicago. READI Chicago and Salt and Light Coalition, another volunteer group for the Saturday event, also help those dealing with sex trafficking.

Rodricka Taylor is a video and broadcast reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter @Rodricka_Taylor.