The people of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood during the mid-1970s had a deep respect for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army’s mission was and is, “To meet human needs in God’s name without discrimination.” In December, 1974, when I took this shot, the Salvation Army operated a kitchen on Wilson Avenue. I found this man standing in front of their door, hoping to get some food, but too proud to ask for help. He told me that he hadn’t eaten in several days. He looked gaunt and was shivering. The day was cold. The heat from my body fogged the viewfinder of my Rollie SL66 so badly that I had a hard time focusing. Yes folks, I’m going to date myself; these were the days before autofocus.