2021 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Chef Q. Ibraheem, Disaster Services Hero

As the pandemic caused many people to lose their jobs, renown Chef Q. Ibraheem of Evanston, Illinois, put her culinary passion to the service of those struggling to put food on the table. She started a free food delivery service to prepare farm-to-table meals and deliver them to families across Chicago. She now runs two kitchens and has hired laid-off school bus drivers to deliver food to the families. So far, she has provided more than 20,000 meals to Chicago families, which equates to 160-204 meals per day.

Because of her dedication to her community, the Red Cross is honoring Chef Q with the 2021 Disaster Services Hero award, sponsored by Nicor Gas.

As a natural gas distribution company, many Nicor Gas team members are first responders. They know how critically important disaster relief work is for our communities and are proud to demonstrate that support by sponsoring the Disaster Services Hero Award. 

Learn more about the 2021 Red Cross Heroes, and how you can help here. All gifts will be matched up to $215,000 through May 2021, thanks to the generous local support of Better, Fran & John Edwardson, and Susan & Nick Noyes. Make a gift today!