A Bus Driver Who Has Served 70,000 Meals

Posted by Birju Pandya on Aug 9, 2009
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A couple months ago, KarmaTube featured a video of Jorge Munoz, a bus driver from Queens who comes home EVERY NIGHT (for the past five years!) to cook and feed 150 homeless people.  Since then, he's been featured everywhere from USA Today to CNN to ABC News.  Yesterday, Shephali and I were able to tag along with Toan Lam, the founder of Go Inspire Go, and the filmmaker who shared the story, as Jorge's family was surprised with a new stove, refrigerator, and microwave!  Really inspiring stuff. :)

I'll leave it to the video to tell the full story when its released shortly :) but suffice it to say that everyone was very moved by what was happening.  One of the things that really struck me about their family was the extreme level of service that was always on their mind.  One crazy example: while we are helping cook the days food inside, I notice several younger folks helping us and they don't seem like immediate family.  Turns out Jorge not only feeds folks on the streets, but he also takes young kids in while they get on their feet!  They also get a lesson in service as they get to help with the daily cooking process. :)  I was so humbled to be in the presence of this family!

This is not to mention at all the story of Toan Lam, who is the reason we were able to experience this gift!  Toan is a TV reporter for a major affiliate in SF who decides to stop reporting major media news and start documenting the truly inspiring.  His non-profit is all about that goal and we hope  that KarmaTube gets a chance to deepen the relationship with him over time. :)

If anyone wants to help the cause, just leave me a comment below (or email me directly) and I'll be happy to connect the dots!

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Comments (5)

  • Thoi Pham wrote ...

    Hmm, I noticed they're using styrofoam.  Is reusable  or biodegradeable/compostable diningware in their future?

  • Nipun wrote ...

    Birju, I just saw the latest video -- which included you!

  • manorama saxena wrote ...

    SAI RAM ,
    I would like to help this family. Thanks a lot for posting.
    manorama

  • SHARON CRUMP wrote ...

    i would like to donate to this angel without wings. can you send me a link?

  • Birju wrote ...

    Hello Sharon! You can contribute here- [View Link]

    Additionally, you may also consider doing an act of kindness in solidarity with what Jorge stands for :) -[View Link]