By Los Angeles, California, USA News Group (Originally in English)
Twice a month since May 2014, our Association members from the Los Angeles Center drive about 1.5 hours to provide nutritious, vegan homemade food and drinks to those most in need. In the past five months, we visited Skid Row in the heart of Los Angeles, bringing with us submarine sandwiches, desserts, fruit and water. Each time, many of those less fortunate eagerly lined up to greet us even before our caravan came to a stop. They enjoyed the vegan meals very much and often requested additional portions. We were touched to observe that several homeless people lovingly shared their limited resources with their dog companions. One time noticing one man who was reluctant to leave his dog to get in line, we brought a meal to him. In total, approximately 2,500 items are distributed during each visit.
Our homeless friends also told us stories about their lives. For example, one individual stated, “I used to have a family and a home. Thank you, thank you for doing this. It gives me hope.” Another shared his story of recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, saying “habits are tough to break so be careful and take care of yourself.” One gentleman made sure to install Supreme Master Ching Hai’s spiritual aphorism app on his phone to get inspirations and always recommended it to his friends as well. All the team members appreciate the opportunity to serve God’s beloved children and feel blessed being guided by Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association for
Vegan Food Distribution to Homeless Individuals in Los Angeles, California, USA
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