The Story Of 10,000 lunches

October 19, 2019

Quote of the Week

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --Albert Schweitzer

The Story Of 10,000 Lunches

This week's featured article from our friends at Mindful Littles showcases young folks making a difference in the lives of the homeless in their community.  For the past year and a half, middle school students at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga, CA have given up their lunch period to make lunches for a homeless community just a few miles down the road at the Oakland/Emeryville border.

Over the past 15 years, Brett Lorie has initiated a variety of programs at his middle school to provide students an opportunity to give back and instill in them that no matter how young you are, you can make a difference in the world. 10,000 Lunches was founded by Brett and parents Kim Anderson and Matt Vattuone in January 2018. The name “10,000 Lunches” originates from Brett’s aspiration to one day serve 10,000 lunches to the homeless.  [...]  At their current rate of 100 meals per week, students and volunteers have already surpassed the halfway mark to Brett’s dream of delivering 10,000 lunches. [read more]

Reading Corner

Title: The Old Man
By: Sarah V and Claude Dubois 
Ages: 3-8

"This picture book highlights the inherent kindness and generosity in children and their distinct lack of prejudice. This book can be shared far and wide across all age ranges, to increase understanding and empathy and look beneath the circumstances of the individual." --Publishers

Be the Change

Get together with some friends and host a sandwich making gathering before heading out into the streets together to share your hearts and a meal made with love with homeless people in your community.