Saturday, March 21, 2009

Get yer inspiration here

I ran across this at Dependable Renegade:

Bus driver delivers free home-cooked meals

JACKSON HEIGHTS, New York (CNN) -- Every day, unemployed men gather under the elevated 7 train in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many of them are homeless. All of them are hungry.
Jorge Munoz estimates he has served more than 70,000 free meals since 2004.

At around 9:30 each night, relief comes in the form of Jorge Munoz's white pickup truck, filled with hot food, coffee and hot chocolate.
The men eagerly accept containers of chicken and rice from Munoz, devouring the food on the spot. Quiet gratitude radiates from the crowd.

For many, this is their only hot meal of the day; for some, it's the first food they've eaten since last night.

"I thank God for touching that man's heart," says Eduardo, one of the regulars.

Read more at the link above.

This story about a school bus driver (!) is a very pleasant change from whining bankers.
--the BB


FranIAm said...


Lindy said...

What a story!

Look at this part, buried near the end:

"Munoz estimates that food and gas cost approximately $400 to 450 a week; he and his family are funding the operation through their savings and his weekly $700 paycheck.

He makes $700/week, supports a family, AND makes over a hundred home cooked meals a day for strangers. I think that's something for the rest of us to think about... at least me.

Paul said...

It's a staggering story, Lindy, and forces us to ponder where our priorities lie.