Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, Belt Publishing, August 2017.

I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting collection! This piece about my experiences volunteering at the Lakeview Pantry began life in 2013 as coursework for my Truths & Lies in Creative Nonfiction class at DePaul University. Thank you to my instructor Rachel Shteir and my classmates for their help in shaping it. I presented it at the 2013 DePaul Univeristy English Conference.

Thank you also to anthology editor Martha Bayne for including me. She’s been making the rounds at WGN radio talking up the book. Listen here:

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To learn more about the Lakeview Pantry and its new location, visit