CHICAGO (CBS)–The day before #ThanksgivingEve, former president Barack Obama surprised volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Tuesday when he joined in to help pack food for Thanksgiving.
Donning his Chicago White Sox hat and a pair of purple rubber gloves, Obama was all smiles as he sacked potatoes along with other volunteers.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: City Deploys Over 200 Plows As Lake Effect Snow Covers Roadways
Getting a hug from the former president made two young volunteers giddy with excitement.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Heavy Lake Effect Snow Friday; 4 To 8 Inches Possible
“You guys are doing such a great job helping out–I’m really proud of you,” Obama said to the girls.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
Obama was in town this week for the Obama Foundation Summit, a two-day networking conference that focused on civic innovation and community activism.