Because no one deserves to go hungry.
Every morning on my way to work, I pass through Los Angeles’s Skid Row, the 4-square-mile area that separates the trendy Arts District and Downtown LA neighborhoods. It’s a humbling experience, a reminder of how easy I have it despite my many, many complaints. Mostly, though, I think of how the city has failed these thousands of people –something officials are keenly aware of and are finally working on — and how in the world they survive.
Enter Share A Meal. Every night, from Monday to Friday, volunteers make 200 burritos in a food truck and then distribute them to those who need them the most. The food truck is the brainchild of Ravi and Jacquie Singh, who started feeding the hungry after making a Sikh pilgrimage.
Beyond providing a hot meal to LA’s homeless, Share A Meal volunteers also give those they serve hope and dignity.
“When we go out and serve the community, the reception you get and how thankful and welcoming they are is so rewarding,” Alejandro Garcia, a volunteer, told NBC Los Angeles. “If you ask about them, they get excited because people forget that these are human beings who want human interaction, too.”
You can find out more about Share A Meal, including how you can help, here.
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