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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Protestant, Public & Societal Benefit, Religion

Mission: The Preston Bradley Center mission:  to ensure the well-being of this historic building, to provide refuge and service to the poor, and to be a resource to the community in Uptown.  Rents paid by the owner of the building, Peoples Church of Chicago, and by the space-sharing organizations are consistent with this purpose.

Programs: 2 Li'l Fishes is a free hot lunch program that serves 80-120 plates of food each day, four days a week year-round.  Guests include the homeless as well as neighborhood people whose food budgets won't stretch the entire month.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Preston Bradley Center is an historic building in Uptown Chicago, home to the Peoples Church of Chicago and to the 2 Li'l Fishes free lunch program. The building also hosts several other nonprofits, and has a beautiful sanctuary available for community events, weddings, concerts. This building is a center for helping the poor in this neighborhood - it houses a shelter, and 2 Li'l Fishes serves a hot meal to hundreds of people each week. Recently I welcomed a high school class who came to cook and serve one of our meals. They did a bang-up job, serving marinated steak, asparagus, Waldorf salad, and garlic potatoes. Within the past year the sanctuary also hosted a memorial service for a youth who lost his life in a shooting nearby, with many community organizations represented at that service.

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