Home Cooked Meals for the Homeless

Home Cooked Meals for the Homeless

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If you are homeless in Jackson Heights, New York, you probably know the local bus driver who delivers home cooked meals.  His name is Jorge Munoz and he’s been doing it since 2004.

Munoz is an immigrant from Columbia.  He came to American in the 1980s to meet up with his Mother.  He has since become a citizen.

In 2004, Munoz stared the An Angel in Queens program.  His goal was to pick up meals that business throw away and hand them out to those in need. Soon, he and his family began cooking meals too.

His operations started feed 20 homeless people a day.  He’s up to 140 meals a night!  Munoz works as a bus driver, yet he delivers food daily rain or shine.

The 43 year old spends about $400 a week delivering food and his family spends their own money to help him. They also take in donations.

Munoz is just giving back to the community.  For many of the people he feeds, the meal he provides is the only one they will eat that day.

Here’s more on the organization, An Angel in Queens

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