CHICAGO (AP) — More than 250 older Chicagoans have received an Easter treat as hundreds of volunteers drove around Chicago to deliver meals and gift baskets.
Members of the Chicago chapter of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly on Sunday carried food, flowers and other items to those who have difficulty leaving their homes or who live at nursing homes.
Simone Mitchell-Peterson is the CEO of the nonprofit. She says the home deliveries ensured that some people who are socially isolated would not spend Easter alone.
Nursing home residents received a bag filled with sparkling cider, two champagne flutes, dessert and other items.
Everyone received a spring plant.
Mitchell-Peterson says the recipients appreciate the sweets and flowers but that it's the human contact that makes people feel truly valued.
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