Everyone with a 9 to 5 knows the importance of a lunch break. It is a sacred time for nourishment, socializing and just gaining peace of mind.
But for Chicago native Kasonja Holley, it’s a time to give back.
Every Thursday, Kasonja Holley heads to a sandwich shop near her workplace and purchases 20 boxed lunches that she distributes to homeless people near her office. Her coworkers coined the project, which began two years ago, “Love in Motion.”
Holley’s project was featured on WGN host Marcus Leshock’s “Mr. Brightside” segment on Friday.
“I knew I needed to be doing something,” she explained to WGN. “I like to feed people so I figured I might as well start there.”
Holley also passes out kits of toiletries — toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, toilet paper. Some of her coworkers have even joined in to help her distribute the goods.
To help fund the goods, Holley works a part-time job as a suite attendant at the United Center in addition to her full-time job.
She also launched a GoFundMe campaign last fall in order to help cover her costs.
Holley also distributes kits of toiletries — toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, toilet paper — along with the lunches, and some of her coworkers also join her to distribute the goods.
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