It would be wonderful if there was no poverty or hunger on the near north
side of Chicago or anywhere in our country. We know, however, that poverty and
hunger are a reality and that it is important to provide hot meals for the

On the near north side, our friend, Jacqueline Hayes, saw the need and
created HELP–Help Ease Local Poverty. Each week, over 125 people that are
homeless and disadvantaged, come together for a quality dinner and dessert.

Eli’s the Place for Steak was the first restaurant to support this program
and we made an additional contribution of dessert for the dinner on December

Our thanks to Jackie and the volunteers of HELP for their committment to the
homeless and disadvantaged.

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