Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got sick and died. Liz decided to attempt the cooking project on her own, a kind of offering to her father. She and the kids in the home cooked together every week for nearly three years, until the facility closed. Hauck captured the story of what happened around the dinner table in a new memoir called Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing up — and What We Make When We Make Dinner (Dial Press/Random House, 2021). It is a tender portrait of the radical grace we discover when we consider ourselves bound together in community. Read more in a Q&A with BC News. Hauck also wrote about the experience and how serving others can be as a mean through grief in an article published by America magazine.
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