Have you heard of Monday Night Mission? They are a non-profit organization that feeds the less fortunate on Skid Row which is located in downtown Los Angeles. They meet every Monday through Friday at the Burger King at 7.30pm at 700 West Cesar e Chavez ave, Los Angeles CA 90012.
Volunteers will then gather at Burger King’s outing seating area to prepare food then car pool to skid row. Upon arrival at the Skid Row, often there is a long line of people already waiting to get fed.
Once a portable table is set up, one of the volunteers will stand in front of the line and ask what his/her name is and all the other volunteers will say hello to his/her by name. What an awesome idea that these volunteers actually take time to acknowledge those people instead of just simply hand out food and leave.
According to Mel Tillekeratne, the person who in charge of Monday Night Mission, he hopes this simple act can bring some warmness to them. If you’re in Los Angeles, come join them.
p/s: I’m the one with peace sign in the photo 🙂 (my 4th of July night)
Image = Monday Night Mission