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He’s still ‘serving’ his country: Barack Obama helps food bank in Chicago

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Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 11/21/2018, 11:43 a.m.
Former President Barack Obama could be found this week “serving” people at a local Chicago food bank...

Former President Barack Obama could be found this week “serving” people at a local Chicago food bank, reports the Huffington Post. He lent a helping hand at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Tuesday (Nov. 20) by assisting in preparing food that will be distributed to those in need on Thanksgiving. “You guys are doing such a great job helping out,” Obama told one young volunteer. The young lady beamed with pride when he spoke to her, reports the HuffPost. “I’m really proud of you,” the former POTUS added. The nonprofit organization tweeted its thanks to Obama for swinging by. “We believe no one should go hungry, especially this time of year, and that’s why we’re working to address the root causes of hunger in Chicago and Cook County,” it wrote. Obama, in turn, thanked the volunteers on Twitter: Thanks to the Chicago @FoodDepository team for all you do and to the volunteers who are doing great work and let me crash today. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!”