JCA Students Launch ‘Operation Takeout’ To Aid These Restaurants

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JOLIET, IL —On Friday, officials at Joliet Catholic Academy announced that high school students in the Habit for Humanity Club have organized “Operation Takeout” to help a number of Joliet area restaurants during these tough economic times created by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are telling the community what we are doing at JCA to support these local restaurants,” JCA senior and Habitat vice president Jake Chignoli said in Friday’s news release.

“Hopefully sharing how JCA’s Habitat Club is working to help restaurants will inspire more people in our area to coordinate the same efforts in their schools and churches. The restaurants need us now more than ever. We want them to be here when this all goes away.”

“Operation Takeout” is a coordinated effort with Joliet Catholic Academy and local restaurants. The JCA Habitat Club is working to offer alumni restaurants the opportunity to sell dinners through the JCA community. Orders will be taken through a certain time period and dinners will be picked up at the restaurant. This is an outreach to more than 500 families, families that have multiple people, allowing for many dinners to be purchased, school officials said.

More than 70 students are actively involved with the JCA Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, moderated by JCA theology teacher Fr. Nepi Willemsen, O.Carm.

“Operation Takeout” is a coordinated effort with the Joliet Catholic Academy community and local restaurants. Image via John Ferak/Patch

Joliet area residents interested in participating can visit www.jca-online.org and the front page news headlines to place their orders through Habitat. Patrons can select and purchase meals from the following area establishments on these dates:

  • Thursday, November 19; Syl’s Chophouse-Baked Chicken Dinner
  • Friday, November 20; Chicken-N-Spice – Chicken Chunk Dinner for 4
  • Tuesday, November 24; Jacob Henry Mansion-Pot Roast

In the coming days, JCA said it will be announcing the next participating restaurants and the dinners that will be offered through the JCA Habitat partnership on Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11.

“Operation Takeout” is a coordinated effort with the Joliet Catholic Academy community and local restaurants. Image via Google Maps