The power of the media, when used

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[Chicago] TRIBUNE UPDATE
'The freezers are full': Kindness of strangers saves pantry

By Lolly Bowean
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 4, 2007
On Tuesday afternoon LoQuator Dinkins was inside her Hazel Crest food pantry explaining to a client that she didn't have meat and canned goods, but he could take all the bread and fresh produce he could eat.

People brought food, paid her electric bill, and made donations.

It's been this way since Saturday, when Dinkins was featured in a page one Tribune story and in a video on the paper's Web site, she said. Strangers have arrived at her door, offering help and support. Many won't give their name, just their donation. Sometimes it's food, sometimes it's a check.

It's nice to see the power of media used for good. And charity is good. Were this to be turned to the cause of justice, now, that would blow all our minds.