At my first feeding I was blown away by what I witnessed. I heard heartwarming testimonies from some of the people who had graduated from the program. Before they found this program, they had gone through real hardships that would be challenging for anyone. I realized I was no different than them, and that some of these men and women had basically “slipped on a banana peel” and found themselves on the street. They deserved a second chance and Food on Foot is the wonderful organization that gave it to them. I signed up that day to be a $98 club member. I saw that my donation was going directly to the people in need and that support from club members was essential to the program.
What I really like about Food on Foot is the way the program is designed. The people in the program are only rewarded after hard work and service to others and after months and months of diligent hard work a person is given an apartment, a job, and a feeling of accomplishment. Food on Foot creates permanent change in people’s lives. I had never heard of a program so effective.
In the short time I have been volunteering, I have already gotten more than what I have given. The feeling you get from helping others is a gift in itself. Food on Foot truly does feed my soul and I am so grateful that I found it. I am especially honored to be Volunteer of the week. I want to give a big thanks to the amazing people who run the organization and to Jay who had a vision to change lives and passionately followed through with it.