Hundreds of volunteers at South Side Mission are already three days’ into the prep work for tomorrow’s large-scale feast.
The kitchen is alive with the hum of industrial-sized mixers and the clanking of baking sheets.
This is Chef Chris Franzoni’s 12th year overseeing the massive culinary production. He says the South Side Mission plans to deliver 3,300 meals and serve 200 in the gymnasium for Thanksgiving.
Franzoni says aside from the pay, the work is worth it, after seeing the relief on people’s faces when they get their meals.