NO WE HAVE NOT STARTED UP AGAIN

with the PROJECT, but wanted to share a story I was told on my local bus by an older retired gentleman. We have had general conversations over time on the bus because he is very hard of hearing. Today he began telling me he had a Costco baked chicken with him to take in the core area of the homeless camps. He was given permission by the manager of a Burger King in the area that allow the homeless to come in and get warm as long as they behave. On Christmas he prepared turkey, potatoes there and laid it out so they could have Christmas dinner!

We all can be heroes once in a while..Blessings All

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THIS IS GOODBYE for now..

Tomorrow I will deliver the last food items to the couple I have grown fond of over these many months. Saw Rick (Snaggertooth) Friday when I gave him his last packet of food, explaining that it was the last. To help him understand I wasn’t forsaking him but the funding had run out and I gave him a pack of sox left over.

This has been a beautiful journey and many of the homeless/hungry after talking with them wished me Blessings and thanked me. Waiting for my next assignment from Spirit..

Many thanks again for those who went on this journey with me, we could not have reached as many as we did without your love and compassion for those who have nothing..most of all a full stomach.

Blessings All until we meet again, Wennye’

final tally ( May 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013)
1212

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SAD TO SAY..

My beloved friend who was instrumental in getting this Project started..passed away Monday the 11th. Which is fitting for the end of the Project FEEDING THE HUNGRY, I will continue to keep his full name anonymous. Phil, my dear friend and buddy I miss knowing you are no longer on Earth. Though I realize we will meet again..to go over what the plan was and if we followed it once incarnated. See you later my sweet..

Blessings to All
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NEW WEEK

His life he pushes down the street in his cart!

His life he pushes down the street in his cart!

Lady was once a teacher in a private school and a couple of days turn 65. She has a lengthy story which hopefully changes for the good.!

Lady was once a teacher in a private school and a couple of days turn 65. She has a lengthy story which hopefully changes for the good.!

Monday March 4, 2013- My Surprise there was Janice, freshly scrub and cleaned hair. However she is slighty unbalance with paranoia thinking, believing I could be with the CIA. After reassuring her I was not she allowed me to take her picture…we ladies do have our vain buttons don’t we. As I walked further I saw Rick across the street struggling with his cart, calling to him wasn’t working so I hurriedly crossed the street to his side. I gave him two packs which I rarely do but we miss each other so often I felt if we did not meet Tuesday he would be alright.

Tuesday March 5, 2013- Today I have an emergency and can not dispense food, if all goes well I plan to get back to routine Wednesday.

Wednesday March 6, 2013- Explained to the couple the project is coming to its end. Rick was out earlier today and got food before I had given them all out. Feeding more teens today who seem to have been on the streets for a while though they were new to me..they were so dirty and shoes well they barely had decent shoes on. Having withdrawal symptoms knowing it will be over very soon.

Thursday March 7, 2013- After returning from the hospital visiting a very sick friend, I grab my food cart and out the door. Bringing extra food hopefully I find people pretty quickly before the rain becomes stronger. Weather crappy, cold, damp but people are in good moods and pleased to get the food on a rainy day..all gone. Wish I had something hot to give them (sad face). Many on the street barely eat day- to- day have dogs and today I was asked if I had water for the dog after giving them food packs. I did’nt..they had to take care of ‘their’ dog if they made the decision to have one.

Friday March 8, 2013- Today is cold with a blistering wind, I want to get more pictures to end this week. Much too windy to stop for posing, people peek out from their dirty blanket or towels on their heads to shield their ears to take the food. Passing water out to every other person because I don’t have enough for all. I will give water to the older people first if I have enough at the time. Going in now.. wind is too much, tomorrow weather will be better so I will take food with me on my errands. Since the Project is almost finish I will feed a few this Saturday because Monday I have to visit a critically ill friend in the hospital.

Blessings All

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JOURNAL WEEK

Daily food for the Homeless from FEEDING THE HUNGRY PROJECT

Daily food for the Homeless from FEEDING THE HUNGRY PROJECT

His troubled mind shows in his squaller surroundings

His troubled mind shows in his squaller surroundings

Monday February 25, 2013- Made an extra goodie for Rick, if he shows up. Must pick up sandwich meat and bread while out. Three packs are spoken for already and I have three blocks to pass through before reaching the couple. Still looking for Rick..I be darn there he is pushing his grocery cart and talking to the air. Now he sees me..making him smile as he gets his special pack ( even put his name on the plastic bag). On my way to find the couple.. which I do. All gone until tomorrow.

Tuesday February 26, 2013- Things seemed topsy- turvy starting off, people I needed to reach out to were on the opposite side of the street. I decided not to try zig zag across the busy avenue and I’m glad I didn’t, Frankie appears out of nowhere with his ‘briefcase’ ready for lunch. I looked back after walking away and saw him tuck the pack inside his case like he was leaving for work, he did open the water for a drink. Trying to keep an eye out for Rick before I passed out all the food…Rachel saw me at the top of the street where they squat and met me to receive their packs. Older man I’ve given food to before was fixing his over turned cart when I approached him. Thanking me he asked, “What Church do I belong to?” ” “I don’t telling him, I carry my Church with me!” Came upon another sleeper who was quite dirty and riddled with sores,he was takened back that I was speaking to him and standing close. Offering him food brought him to a sit up position with sincere gratitude!

Wednesday February 27, 2013- Today changed the menu in the food pack instead of peanut butter crackers I substituted different chips for the snack. When Rachel saw this change she said”Oh yum!” One forgets how a simple treat can bring delight…think about how you feel when you get something outside the ordinary with your meal. Keeping an eye out for Rick today so far no such luck. Everyone today except Rachel is new and food is gone already. Can’t add more packs as I am stretching the food as it is now ..have to go by grocers to get more water before going home.

Thursday February 28, 2013- Many are out today can’t get the food out to one when another is waiting in line. Need to hold out two packs for the couple remembering they get their food stamps on the second of the month. Need to get another 6 pack of water before going home, wish I could carry more than 6 pack at a time. Finished early today and on my way to catch my bus when I ran into a friend. while talking we saw so many people pushing carts so many.

Friday March 1, 2013- The last day of this week for the Project, trying to find the most needed on the street with Spirits guidance. With so many and so little to go around, I look for the ones soiled the most.. these are the people not approachable by people giving out change, so they don’t eat. Have the packs for the couple and keeping a lookout for Rick. Don’t know if the full moon’s energy is still lingering because the last few days many on the street are mentally troubled than usual. Of course at the end of my day I hear a voice saying, “excuse me”. Turning around there was Rick, he was not pleased when I told him the food was gone.

There is enough money (50.00 dollars) left in funding for the next two weeks, bringing this journey to a close. Those who have repeatedly sponcered this Project, Thank you!!! However, you have done your part and we have kept over 1100 people fed! May you be Blessed with Spirit’s grace..

Blessings All
wennyeedwards@comcast.net
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This man runs after me for food after I I could not wake him

This man runs after me for food after I could not wake him


Thursday Feb. 21, 2013- Stepped off the bus and there were people looking for me. Several came to get food for themselves and others in their ‘posse’. I had to turn away spokespersons as I needed to reach others before the packs were gone. At the end of two blocks.. all gone. Before reaching my bus stop to return home I must have said 8 times “I’m sorry it is all gone, will look for you tomorrow.” Need to map out another path so not to be ambushed when getting off the bus.

Friday Feb. 22, 2013- Holding on to a food pack for Snaggertooth Rick, promise I would look for him since I ran out Thursday. Checked in on the couple to give them toiletries not needing food that day but was told Monday their food stamps will be out and will need food. Must pick up food and supplies this weekend for the next week, someone is calling me by “hey lady” it’s Frankie wanting food and water. Don’t see Rick have his pack left and I have passed up several people who needed food, can’t wait for him any longer..have to give it away. Well well as I waited for my bus to take me home I see Rick, didn’t have a sandwich just oranges, chips and water from grocery shopping for the Project. Explained to him the time and days I am out on the streets as well as it is his responsibility to reach me before others are fed. We shall see Monday if he understood..

Blessings All

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MEET THE NEW and OLD FRIENDS

When you have to stay awake all night to be safe

When you have to stay awake all night to be safe

Trying to find trash uptown that has value

Trying to find trash uptown that has value

Talking to self as she moves down the street pushing her belongings

Talking to self as she moves down the street pushing her belongings

Breaking point as he tries to move his possessions in makeshift wagon

Breaking point as he tries to move his possessions in makeshift wagon

Checking on an older homeless man

Checking on an older homeless man

Food welcome as no one will buy the junk

Food welcome as no one will buy the junk

Selling or Trading for whats needed

Selling or Trading for whats needed

Old friend Rick "Snaggertooth"

Old friend Rick “Snaggertooth”

Many more are turning up on our streets and with climate change in San Francisco it is brutal. Most I am coming across have colds and thanks to several women who donated recently will let me buy oranges so they get Vit. C.

Blessings All
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MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS OR THOSE LIKE THEM

Sleeping on a restuarant benchDecorating his 'home' on wheels Anywhere to sleep Elderly man finds a spot for sleep Troubled man suffering with mental illness Let's His sign speak as he sleeps

Elderly man meeting me with all of his possessions in a grocery basket

Elderly man meeting me with all of his possessions in a grocery basket

The thumbnails show elders sleeping, carrying possessions in grocery baskets, man suffering with mental illness sitting at bus stop, young teens sleeping where they can on sidewalks as well restuarant bench. These are the people being fed with your donated dollars. Many aquaintances I know have said “Why don’t these people get a job?” I have answered this question again and again..Most of the people on the street are damage, hungry, dirty, sick etc. When you have a simple cold how do you feel..do you need a day off?? How about when hungry before you can get to lunch or home?? When you are emotionally stress do you function? These people live this each and every day getting worse every one of the days.

Many have to sleep during the day because at night they are rob and or beaten.

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Blessings All

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TODAY’S SPECIAL HOMELESS PERSONALITY

Reluctant to take the picture but changed his mind

Reluctant to take the picture but changed his mind

</ While out delivering food I have looked for Janice the schoolteacher who was last seen holding a handwritten sign saying she was "dying". Two characters who received food decided to pose for me.

Homeless but personality galore…Homeless but personality galore

Blessing All
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Parallel Community near Mayor’s Office

Every corner has someone

Every corner has someone

IMG_20130205_135901 Parallel Community in Civic Center Plaza stones throw from City Hall

Povety nor Hunger escapes the disable

Poverty nor Hunger escapes the disable

IMG_20130205_135832 On my way to doctor’s office taking with me a few packs of food and bottle water. This is what I encountered and as you see not enough to help feed the many out there.

Blessings All
donations needed to help wipe out hunger in our cities
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