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Helping Modesto

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Hi everyone! So many of you might have seen this gentleman around the the Dollar Tree on 46th and Kedzie or at the Walgreens near 55th and Kedzie (which at his old age walks to both locations during the day). His name is Modesto and he sells delicious empanadas and I have been buying from him the last few years. I ran into him today and he told me about how hard it has been lately. His wife died a couple years ago and his only job is to sell these empanadas. He has been robbed a couple of times and as recent as two days ago he was robbed at gun point and they took the only $38 dollars he had made the whole day! This hurt my soul to know people are stealing and terrorizing an older man that is out in the hot and cold making a few dollars a day! I ask everyone to PLEASE SHARE and if you happen to be around the area to just stop by where he sells and BUY FROM HIM. To you it might just be a few dollars but for him it might be groceries for a few days! Please support and help our people that even at old age are selling and trying to work rather than steal or beg!


  • Laura Barajas
    • $10 
    • 5 yrs


Tania Rangel
Chicago, IL

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