Home Run Inn continues its 75th anniversary celebration with City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) during May Older Americans Month, distributing to their five Regional Senior Centers and 15 satellite centers throughout Chicago.
The week-long Home Run Inn pizza parties at the Regional Service Centers, will have a kick-off lunch on Tuesday, May 24 at the Southwest Regional Senior Center at 6117 S. Kedzie Avenue.
With the aid of Open Kitchens, the meal delivery service which has helped DFSS provide 5 million meals for the Chicago seniors over the course of the last year, aging residents will enjoy a complete lunch featuring freshly-baked Home Run Inn pizza. The joint effort will continue to feed Chicago seniors through a distribution of 2000 pizzas, seniors at Chicago centers will allow them to pick up and take and bake their own pizzas at home during the month of May.
“We are grateful for Home Run Inn’s ongoing support to those experiencing food insecurity in Chicago, which recently began with giving away pizzas to our many homeless shelters,” says DFSS Commissioner Brandie Knazze. “During Older Americans Month we are proud to feed seniors as we honor their deep-seated contributions to the communities."
“Our great-grandparents would be proud,” says Gina (Perrino) Bolger, Senior Vice President and fourth-generation family member of Home Run Inn. “They were visionaries and laid the groundwork for us to give back to the community over the past 75 years.
The 2022 partnership between Home Run Inn and City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is distributing 10,000 pizzas throughout the year to Chicagoans experiencing homelessness, Chicago Seniors and low-income families.