Feed The Homeless Challenge
Organized by: Willy Leon
In July of 2014 my 18 month old baby son had to have open heart surgery at Boston Children's Hospital in order to repair a hole in his heart. While driving back and forth from the hospital to my home for 4 days while he was recovering, I noticed an overwhelming amount of homeless people asking for help on the streets. The saddest one I saw was a young girl who couldn't have been older then 20 years old, and who was pregnant, begging for food. This broke my heart and at that moment I decided I would stop looking the other way and start doing something to help these people.
While my baby boy, my family and myself were going through a very difficult time because of the surgery, I knew he would be perfectly OK within a couple of weeks. That is a statement that none of these homeless, hungry people can make, unless we do something to help them. I understand there are a lot of charities out there who help these people, but that didn't do much good for this young pregnant lady who needed help at that specific moment. That's when I decided that I would hit the streets and help these people right there and then when they need it the most.
My goal is not only to raise money for food, but also raise awareness and hopefully influence action from other good-hearted people who will accept the Feed The Homeless Challenge by getting out in their city streets and distributing food to homeless people. I'm not asking people to go out of their way to do this, simply stop by a store on your regular walk/bike ride/commute, purchase some food and hand it to any homeless person you pass by. One by one and together we can make a big difference.
Will you accept the challenge?