Lynn Chapin, 45, is a self-taught cook. She now uses that talent to not only feed her family and friends, but to help others.
Chapin organized the recent Make a Difference Day drive that collected homemade bread and cookies, 50 gallons of homemade soups, 50 pounds of casseroles, 750 pounds of canned goods and 200 pounds of household items.
A difference for this drive was they accepted homemade items such as soups and casseroles to be frozen and later distributed by the food banks. Volunteers also met in the kitchen at the St. Paul cafeteria to make vegetable soup, pizza casserole and sloppy joe meat to freeze.