Feed the Hungry

As spring sets in, a larger number of people are outside and in more visible need of food. Taking an afternoon to make sandwiches and then delivering them to areas where hungry and homeless people congregate is just one way of alleviating their plight. Adding some clothing (especially underwear) to the giveaway is often much appreciated by those in need. This is a great way to also connect one of the corporal works of mercy to the lives of young adults.

A caution: It is best to go as a group to deliver the items and to do the delivery in an open, well-lit place. Safety is paramount, but also, it gives those in need an opportunity to know that the delivery is being made. Secondly, have a regular shelter act as a final stop for leftovers. You may have leftover food, coffee, clothing items. If so, make sure there is a place where you can donate those items so that nothing will be wasted. If your parish has an outreach ministry for the homeless, work with them to coordinate your food drop.