Hungry? Restaurant feeds soldiers

January 11, 2011 2:45:49 PM PST
Dozens of reservists from the Chicago area who are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan gathered for lunch with their families in Rolling Meadows Tuesday.

The military police unit is from the nearby Army reserve training center in Arlington Heights. Administrators from the base worked out a government contract with Hungry? Restaurant to provide the meals.

"The home cooking before you go out. Don't know what you're going to eat over there," said Staff Sergeant David Kim, U.S. Army.

"I have a fiance and two little girls, a lot I'm leaving behind, but it's all worth it in the end," said Latreece Nelson, specialist, U.S. Army.

"I am really excited and tired of thinking about it and talking about it and training for it and now I want to start the work," said Spec. Dustin Warren, U.S. Army.

The Army reservists go to Texas for training before heading overseas.