In the wake of the teacher's strike in Chicago, churches across the metropolis are stepping up to help the city's children.
Many are opening their doors to help feed kids who would normally eat their meals at school.
Some clergy members have gathered to speak out, calling on both sides to come to an agreement to get children back in the classroom.
"Our kids already behind," St. John Bible Church's Rev. Ira Acree said. "Every day that they're out of school, they're falling deeper behind. So I join this body of clergy to lend my voice to say let's get a deal tonight so that our children can pursue their dreams."
The Chicago School District has asked organizations, like churches, to plan day activities to keep kids safe during the strike.