Chicago restaurateur joins mission to feed America’s hungry

ROOH Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar prepares part of the 450 meals that owner Manish Mallick will deliver to I Grow Chicago, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago on Monday, July 13, 2020. ROOH is one of hundreds of eateries around the country working with the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen to produce meals for the hungry. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO — Before coronavirus arrived, Manish Mallick’s trips to this city’s South Side had been limited to attending graduate classes at the University of Chicago.