Last night I went to see the Christmas lights (Oxford Street and Regent Street). They were very beautiful as usual – a huge amount of expense gone to lighting up buildings. I drive past Selfridges and Hamleys – all decked out with amazing window displays. Then I saw the other side of London – the homeless. In the doorway of Hamleys was lying a homeless person. I stopped and gave him some food I’d bought earlier. It was absolutely freezing and he was probably hungry. Lets feed the hungry. Go for a drive wherever you live, make a note of where the poor and hungry people live. Try and buy a meal for one person a week. This only costs £2 or £3 – no more. Don’t give them money – they may use it for drink or drugs, but do give them food. We can’t judge people for WHY they are homeless, we don’t know what problems they have had in life. But we can ensure that they don’t sleep on an empty stomach. Thats a very small act of kindness that any one of us can make – just once a week. Who will join me in this? Once a week – to feed someone hungry.
Ryan Laur is living his life!
this sounds great. I will be happy to do this. once a week, give some food. I think I will feel really good about myself knowing that I helped some people, and they don’t have to go to sleep on an empty stomach.
FTS7606 - thanks for joining us.
Glad to have you on board. I am currently feeding one homeless person a week. He is a homeless guy who sleeps on the streets in London. From Albania. He has a wife and a child. He sells a magazine called “The Big Issue” – for which he gets like 30pence. Each Saturday I meet him around lunchtime and take him shopping in a local convenience store. He is of course very grateful.
Even more than what we will feel about ourselves – think about how THEY will feel! To have a complete stranger care about you and help you for no reason is an amazing experience.
Please do tell us who you fed and where. How you found them, what their response was. And be SAFE! Go with someone. Don’t do this alone.
Have a wonderful new year. Today we are a team of two – hopefully by the end of 2006 we can be a team of 200 or even 2000??!!!
Trauma_Junkie is really ready for Memorial Day!
Can I play
Just a little. My Avatar is currently one of the Childrn I fed whilst in Soudan, running a feeding center.
Now, that I am home…I give to the food bank each week after my grocery shopping.
What youa re doing is much more than feeding that person, you are offerring friendship, which offers something even more precious than food, HOPE.
Without any sort of hope, I’ve seen people wither up and just die…
so Cheers to you!!!