The Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church holds an annual Easter Egg Hunt

It was an opportunity for families and members of the West Side community to find camaraderie and come together to celebrate the holiday. Through its Community Credits program, DoorDash provided $3,000 in food for local restaurant participants, as well as $3,000 for church Easter baskets, supplies and activities for community members.

“Our annual Easter celebration is always a special way for us to bring the community together and celebrate Easter holiday fellowship,” said Pastor Cornelius Parks of Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church. “We are so grateful to DoorDash for their partnership and for supporting our community with meals from great local restaurants and helping us purchase supplies for our Easter baskets.”

As well as an Easter egg hunt with over 10,000 Easter eggs, the event at Altgeld Park also included inflatables, face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny for the hundreds of children and families in attendance. .

“The work that Pastor Parks and the Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church do to bring people together and support local restaurants is what makes Chicago so special,” said Alexi Madon, government relations manager for DoorDash. “DoorDash is proud to partner with Pastor Parks again for such a meaningful event, and we’re thrilled that our Community Credits program continues to help strengthen the community on Chicago’s West Side.”

As part of its broader commitment to empowering communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, DoorDash launched the Community Credits Program in January 2021 as an innovative way to support nonprofits across the city. . DoorDash awards community credits to people and organizations that help people in need access meals and other essentials. By providing these resources to local organizations, DoorDash empowers nonprofit partners to do more of what really matters: supporting their communities.

Since launching the Community Credits Program, DoorDash has partnered with a wide variety of organizations in Chicago, including Greater Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Heartland Alliance’s NEON Program, the John A. Hamline Elementary School, South Côté YMCA, Ravenswood Elementary, Sarah’s Circle, TCA Health and more. DoorDash previously partnered with Pastor Parks for its Loveday event on Valentine’s Day in February, which provided meals and hygiene kits to homeless people. In 2021, DoorDash donated over $3 million in gift cards through the Community Credits Program to build local awareness and encourage community vaccination efforts to fight COVID-19 across the country.

Jerry B. Hatch